The Bella Vista Water District fish screen project located south of the Turtle Bay Bridge in Redding on the main stem Sacramento River was completed in March 2012 and the first of five projects installed under the current FWA fish screen program.
The project consisted of replacing the existing flat plate screens with new retractable, cylindrical Intake Screens, Inc. fish screens. The old flat plate screens did not meet screening requirements, which triggered the need for a new system. Bella Vista not only supplies agricultural water, but municipal and industrial (M&I) as well.
Working closely with local agencies and Bella Vista this 85 cfs diversion on the main stem Sacramento River was screened completed in late March.
The Bella Vista Water District Wintu Pumping Plant fish screen project was funded by grants from the Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP), administered by California Dept. of Fish and Game, and CVPIA Anadromous Fish Screen Program (AFSP), administered by the Bureau of Reclamation.