Clifton Court Forebay Predation Alternatives - Fish Relocation Study

Our Fish Relocation Study is a two-year effort that is an important part of our compliance with the requirements of the 2009 National Marine Fisheries Services Biological Opinion to reduce the predation of endandered fish species. The study sets a goal removing and relocating predatory fish such as Striped Bass, Black Bass, Channel Catfish, and White Catfish from Clifton Court Forebay to Bethany Reservoir. By relocating the predatory fish the chances of survival of endangered fish species is improved and by relocating the predatory fish to Bethany Reservoir opportunities for recreational fishing are enhanced.


We are collaborating with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to implement the study. CDFW will be conducting the fisheries monitoring and tracking endangered fish species that are caught as part of the study. In addition to CDFW, our partners for this study include:

For more information about the study, review the Project Information Sheet


Clifton Court Forebay study site in Discovery Bay California

Clifton Court Forebay study site in Discovery Bay California.

Contact Information

Ryan L. Reeves, P.E.
Fisheries Infrastructure and Operations Branch
Division of Integrated Science and Engineering