CDFW is temporarily closing its high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional headquarters office to determine if that facility is open. Information on purchasing licenses, permits, tags and other entitlements, can be found on CDFW’s Online License Site.
A train accident caused a chemical tank car to fall into the Sacramento River, spilling 19,000 gallons of the herbicide metam sodium. The chemical impacts extended over 20 miles from the spill site to Lake Shasta.
This page only provides information related to habitat restoration efforts following the spill. For information related to personal or property injuries resulting from the spill, please contact Union Pacific Railroad.
Phone: (916) 375-6672
Office of Spill Prevention and Response
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
Report Oil Spills
(800) 852-7550 or (800) OILS-911
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