BCID Fish Screen
BCID, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and other Federal, State, and municipal agencies collaborated to build a fish screen facility at BCID’s diversion point on the San Joaquin River.
A fish-friendly pumping system highlights the fish screen facility that provides protection to threatened and endangered fish species. The facility went into operation on April 2, 2002.
BCID has diverted water from the San Joaquin River since the early 1900s, but the diversion had been unscreened during most of its operational life.
BCID Partners in Groundbreaking Fish Study
In 2017, the Banta-Carbona, Patterson, and West Stanislaus Irrigation Districts embarked on a landmark study examining the role of non-native predator species in declining native fish populations in the Delta.
Although habitat, water, and food impact our native Salmon, predation has received comparatively little attention and is least understood, a missing piece of the puzzle.
This video, produced by award-winning firm J Comm, Inc., is a snapshot of the efforts that the Districts and scientists have undertaken to provide critical information to support effective management of native fish species and California’s water supply.