Welcome to the Temporary Barriers Project website.
The purpose of this website is to provide
background and information on the purpose, goals and
status of the Temporary Barriers Project (TBP).
The TBP prepares environmental documents, obtains regulatory permits, and administers the annual construction, operation, and monitoring of the Temporary Barriers. The purpose of the project is: to protect San Joaquin salmon migrating through the Delta and provide an adequate agricultural water supply in terms of quantity, quality, and channel water levels to meet the reasonable and beneficial needs of water users in the south Delta area. The TBP also takes actions to protect agricultural diversions that do not benefit from the operations of the barriers, from the adverse effects of the barriers.
Please browse our website to find out
about TBP Information, TB Operating Schedule, TBP Weekly Updates, Barriers Schedule, TB Monitoring Reports, TB Photos, Delta Overview, and Related Links & Documents.
Temporary Barriers Photo
- Old River at Tracy (Agricultural Barrier)
- Head of Old River (Fish Barrier)
- Middle River (Agricultural Barrier)
- Grant Line Canal (Agricultural Barrier)
Frequently Asked Questions
Requests for information and questions concerning this Temporary Barriers Project may be directed to:
Chief, Temporary Barriers and Lower San Joaquin
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 653-9883
FAX: (916) 653-6077