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Cottonwood Creek, California Information Brochure on Selected Project Plan

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The Cottonwood Creek, California, project was authorized for construction by Congress in the Flood Control Act of 1970 for flood control, water supply, recreation, and anadromous fishery enhancement. As authorized, the project provides for construction of two multiple-purpose reservoirs, Dutch Gulch Lake to be located on the main stem Cottonwood Creek and Tehama Lake to be located on South Fork Cottonwood Creek. Feasibility studies of water resource problems and needs were conducted in the late 1960s and culminated in a report to Congress and subsequent authorization of the project. In October 1976, the Corps initiated advanced engineering and design studies leading to project construction. The first portion of these studies Phase I is preconstruction planning. The planning is being conducted in view of current and projected needs and conditions to insure that the most appropriate project is constructed. Studies are essentially completed, and a draft of a Phase I General Design Memorandum GDM and Environmental Impact Statement El S describing the project have been prepared and are available for review. The main report contains both the GDM and ElS, bound in 1 volume, and there are 13 appendixes bound in 3 volumes. The appendixes include information to support the main report. This brochure summarizes the Phase I studies and includes a description of the study area and its water resources and related problems and needs, alternative plans considered, the project selected for implementation, study conclusions, and the schedule of future activities.

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  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

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