From– At the January meeting of the California Water Commission, the agenda included an informational briefing on the Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Project, also known as the Big Notch.  The project will create critical floodplain habitat for juvenile salmon and improve the migration corridor for adult anadromous fish between the Sacramento River, the floodplains of the Yolo Bypass, and the Delta. The project location is located in the Yolo bypass, a 60,000-acre floodway 40 miles long and anywhere from one to three miles wide.  The bypass is designed to flood when flows in the Sacramento River are high to provide flood protection for the greater Sacramento area.  (more)