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CLOSED: Shasta Springs Ranches Irrigation Efficiency Study RFP
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The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) are seeking an engineering consultant to submit a competitive bid to develop an irrigation efficiency study for the Shasta Springs Ranches. The purpose of the study will be to identify potential opportunities to reduce surface water use on the Shasta Springs Ranches. These potential water savings will provide a basis for negotiations to increase in‐stream flows in the Shasta River and Parks Creek to benefit salmon and steelhead. The properties are located approximately 4 miles below Lake Shastina, in Siskiyou County. The project will include an analysis of surface water and groundwater diversions on the Shasta Springs Ranches. The study will result in recommendations for modifying irrigation practices based on the premise that opportunities exist to maintain ranch productivity; allow the ranch to remain profitable and reduce, if possible, surface water diversions from the Shasta River and Parks Creek; which may make water available to improve conditions for fish.
The Shasta Springs Ranches are primarily used to raise cattle. The ranch produces grass hay and forage by irrigating with water diverted from the Shasta River, Parks Creek, springs and groundwater. The surface diversions are under decreed, appropriative or riparian water rights.
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Original posting date: 3.31.2009Download RFP Jan. 4, 2009