Construction Work Windows

The general construction season shall be from June 15 to October 31. Restoration, construction, fish relocation and dewatering activities within any wetted or flowing stream channel shall occur only within this period. If precipitation sufficient to produce runoff is forecast to occur while construction is underway, work will cease and erosion control measures will be put in place sufficient to prevent significant sediment runoff from occurring. Exceptions regarding the construction season will be considered on a case-by-case basis only if justified and if measurable precipitation sufficient to produce runoff is not forecast to occur during any of the above activities, and if approved by the RC, Corps, and NMFS. Revegetation activities including limited soil preparation outside the active channel may occur beyond October 31 if necessary to better ensure successful plant establishment during the onset of winter precipitation.