San Joaquin River Settlement

The SJRS is a direct result of an 18-year lawsuit to provide sufficient fish habitat in the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam near Fresno, California, by the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerce, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Friant Water Users Authority (FWUA). The Settlement received Federal court approval in October 2006.

Federal legislation was re-introduced on January 4, 2007 to authorize Federal agencies to implement the Settlement.

Friant's Decision, then and now

Summary of the Settlement

Settlement Documentation

SJR Restoration Flow Impacts to OCID