The ceremonial first shovel at the Big Notch Groundbreaking ceremony at the Fremont Weir Wildlife area in Yolo County.

Federal and state agencies broke ground today on a project that will become the single largest floodplain salmon rearing habitat restoration in California history. DWR and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) are partnering on the “Big Notch Project,” a 30,000-acre floodplain habitat restoration and fish passage project in the Yolo Bypass in Yo ...