The Bureau of Reclamation announces that effective Friday, October 23, 2009, at 10 a.m., the Delta Cross Channel Gates will be closed for protection of out-migrating winter-run Chinook salmon. Closures will occur intermittently through Spring 2010. During closures, boat traffic will be unable to pass through the Delta Cross Channel Gates, so boaters should plan alternate travel routes.

The Cross Channel Gates are located on the Sacramento River near Walnut Grove.

Gate operation information is available online at; see “Delta Cross Channel Gate Status.” For additional information, please contact Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100.

Click here to view this announcement on Bureau of Reclamation’s website.