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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 02/26/14
Contacts: Jeremy Strait (530) 224-2100    
  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-14-33

Improvement Projects Planned at Boulder Reservoir


Improvement projects to improve wildlife and fishery habitat and fishing opportunities are planned to begin this spring at Boulder Reservoir, about 25 miles southeast of Cedarville, Calif. in Washoe County, Nev.

Beginning in March, the reservoir will be drained and dredged to remove silt and increase depth. Dredging and other improvement work should be completed by August, and the spring-fed reservoir will begin to refill, said Scott Soletti, a wildlife biologist with the Bureau of Land Management Surprise Field Office in Cedarville.

The BLM will also build new livestock control fencing and seed and plant the area with new vegetation to improve wildlife habitat and reduce sediment flow into the reservoir. The reservoir will be closed to public access during July and August this year while dredging and construction are underway.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife will stock the reservoir with fish in the spring of 2015, and BLM crews will install picnic tables, fire rings and a vault toilet in the summer of 2015.

More information is available by contacting Soletti or Dan Ryan at the BLM Surprise Field Office, (530) 279-6101.




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