Why is the project being designed and constructed?

The Anadromous Fish Restoration Program aims to double the natural production of anadromous fish (fish that spend their adult life in oceans and return to the rivers to reproduce) like Chinook salmon and steelhead. The lower Yuba River can host up to 20 percent of all salmon spawning in the Sacramento River tributaries, but these emerging young fish face many challenges reaching the ocean. The primary focus of this project is to enhance productive juvenile salmonid rearing habitat, to allow juvenile fish to grow larger prior to their migration to the ocean, which will increase their chance of returning as adults. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is funding the design and implementation of the Hallwood Project. 

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1. Why is the project being designed and constructed?
2. How often will the floodplain at the project site inundate?
3. Who else besides fish benefits from the project?
4. How will we know that the project improves habitat?
5. Are there other places in California where this type of project has been successful?