Sunday, July 29, 2012
SARSAS Streambank Restoration Coordinator Robert Hane Has an Idea on How to Get More Water into North Ravine and Auburn Ravine
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Featured Speaker Brad Arnold, General Manager of South Sutter Water District, told the assemblage that the target date for completion of the fish screen over the Pleasant Grove Canal downstream from Lincoln is October 2013. The main issue is connecting the fish screen with a power source to provide a cleaning mechanism on the fish screen. ISI, Inc. is the company hired to build and install the fish screen. Because the Wildlands, Inc., property where the power connector is located is surrounded by vernal pools, the process is a delicate one.
Ashley Indieri, Director of the Family Water Alliance, said that the vernal pools and raptor nesting in the area have to be mitigated for power to be brought to the fish screen.
DFG George Edwards attended with two assistants and asked if Mike Healey was attending this meeting because he is the DFG point man on this fish screen installation. We will contact Mike for more details and invite him to the next meeting.
SARSAS Member Ray Binner, retired water official from Roseville, asked many questions on working in a vernal pool area, and the group explored many options for getting power to the fish screen such as running power lines down the existing road or sinking a cable into the Auburn Ravine. SARSAS Member Steve Hubbard added details.
Jack Sanchez offered that his experience as a Teachers' Union Negotiator told him that oftentimes an issue that may have been discussed earlier and discarded may end of being the solution so rule out nothing.
PCWA's Marie Davis offered many issues to consider in the process of securing power.
Brad Arnold indicated that Grant Kageta of PGE is a principal in the process.
The discussion was intensive and extensive. SARSAS thanks Brad Arnold for his dynamic presentation and to Marie, Ashley and George with their staffs for attending and all others taking part in the meeting.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Pescatore Winery Dinners, Friday-Saturday, August 24-5, 2012 / SARSAS' $10,000 Pledge to Retrofit Hemphill Dam
_______________________________________________________ Wild Wild Salmon or Tri-Tip Dinner A BENEFIT DINNER FOR SARSAS HOSTED BY PESCATORE WINERY WWW.PESCATOREWINES.COM • TWO EVENINGS – WILD SALMON OR TRI-TIPS DINNERS • FRIDAY AUGUST 24 OR SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2012 • 6:00pm • Pescatore Winery, 7065 Ridge Rd. Newcastle 95658 • $40 per person • Dancing to the music of Jukebox both nights, the great sound we all danced to the Saturday dinner last year • Dinner, raffle & wine sales all benefiting Call Dave or Patty Wegner at 916 663 1422 for reservations. _______________________________________________________ SARSAS $10.000 Funding for CEQA Document for Fish Passage over Hemphill Dam At the April 18, 2012, SARSAS Board Meeting, the Board voted to pledge $10,000 to Nevada Irrigation for the CEQA document to start fish passage over the dam near Turkey Creek Golf Course, two miles upstream from Lincoln, CA. NID finished fish passage over the Lincoln Gauging Station last December; NID will have one more dam, the Gold Hill, before fish can get to Wise Powerhouse, one mile downstream from Auburn. Salmon can swim 22 miles up the 33 miles length of the Auburn Ravine now. When Hemphill is retrofitted for fish passage, they can swim to Gold Hill Dam 27 miles up Auburn Ravine. If you would like to help with funding, please send donations in any amount to SARSAS, PO Box 4269, Auburn, CA95604 to help get fish to Auburn, CA. The SARSAS tax deductible number is 80-0291680. Please be generous.
Wild Salmon or Tri-Tip Dinner A BENEFIT DINNER FOR SARSAS HOSTED BY PESCATORE WINERY WWW.PESCATOREWINES.COM • TWO EVENINGS – WILD SALMON OR TRI-TIPS DINNERS • FRIDAY AUGUST 24 OR SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2012 • 6:00pm • Pescatore Winery, 7065 Ridge Rd. Newcastle 95658 • $40 per person • Dancing to the music of Jukebox both nights, the great sound we all danced to the Saturday dinner last year • Dinner, raffle & wine sales all benefiting Call Dave or Patty Wegner at 916 663 1422 for reservations.