Discovery Bay, CA, 94505
Subject: Public Comment – 2-Gates Fish Protection Demonstration Project
After only a cursory reading of the 2-Gates plan, I notice that no study or consideration has been afforded to the difficulties of navigation caused when a gate is opened where a water height differential exists on opposite sides of the gates. I believe that this is potentially a huge problem in that even a small differential will cause small vessels to be drawn through the gate (especially unintentionally). Further, flow of this type is difficult to traverse in larger vessels (both upstream and downstream) as the flow can have considerable effect on these vessels in confined spaces. The potential for damage to the vessels, and more importantly, for injury and/or death to both occupants and bystanders is greatly increased.
For this reason, we oppose the project.