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Non-interactive spacer The San Joaquin River Restoration Program is beginning field investigations to support gathering data so future decisions can be based on the best information available.  Information about field activities will be posted below to help the public understand when, where, and why SJRRP staff are out in various locations within the Program area.

Click on the link below to see upcoming field activies being planned. This document will be updated periodically.


Field Activity Advisories
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2013
Field Activity Advisory Salmon Egg Survival and Emergence December 2 through January 2014
Reach 4A Topographic Surveys by Dept. of Water Resources and Provost & Pritchard October 14 - November 15, 2013
Reach 2a, Chowchilla, Eastside and Mariposa Bypass Surveys Sept. 30 - Nov. 8, 2013
Inventory and Monitoring of fish Abundance and Diversity October 1 -10, 2013
Trap and Transport and Streamside Spawning of Adult Fall-run Chinook Salmon October 1 - December 15, 2013
Inventory and Monitoring of Fish Abundance and Diversity June 3 - 14, 2013
California State Lands Commision Verification Survey June 3-6, 2013
Waters of the United States Mapping and Wetland Investigations June 3-7, 2013
Chowchilla and Eastside Bypass Surface Sediment Sampling May 21, 22, 2013

Riparian Habitat Mapping Project

May 13-15 and June 10–28, 2013

Update on Field Activities for Juvenile Fall-run Chinook Salmon Releases

Note as of April 9: the planned fish release on April 12 is postponed until the following week; the current plan is to release the acoustic-tagged fish between April 16-19 as they are tagged.

Study Releases between March and July, 2013
Inventory and Monitoring of Fish Abundance and Diversity March 25 - April 5, 2013
Updated San Joaquin River Rotary Screw Trap Study - March 5 March - July 2013
Updated PIT Tag Monitoring of Fall-run Juvenile Salmon Releases March 5, 2013 Installed February 11-18; removed by May 17, 2013
Predator Assessment from River Mile 260 to River Mile 231 (map included in advisory) February 18 - June 6: frequent sampling by boat
Fish Telemetry Study to track fish movement around bypasses, canals, and captured mine pit areas. February 4 - March 16 - receiver installation; receivers removed by July 31, 2013
Central Valley Steelhead Detection and Monitoring Study Two consecutive weeks in the months of January, February, and March, 2013

Inventory and Monitoring of Fish Abundance and Diversity

January 7-18, 2013
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2012

California State Lands Commission Verification Survey -Reaches 3 and 4A

December 10 - 14, 2012
Updated Trap and Transport and Streamside Spawning of Adult Fall-run Chinook Salmon (November 20, 2012) November - December 2012
Reach 4B, Eastside Bypass, and Mariposa Bypass Channel and Structural Improvements Project Traffic Surveys October 30 - November 1, 2012
Reach 4B, Eastside Bypass, and Mariposa Bypass Channel and Structural Improvements Project Traffic Surveys October 22 - 26, 2012
Eastside Bypass and Reach 2A Geotechnical Investigations; Standard and Cone Penetration Tests - Updated as of Oct. 19, 2012

Cone Penetration Test borings: Reach 2A Nov. 5 - 9; Eastside Bypass Nov. 12-30

Standard Penetration Test drill holes: Reach 2A Nov. 19-30; ESB Dec. 3-21

Trap and Haul of Adult Fall-run Chinook Salmon at and above the Hills Ferry Barrier (near the confluence of the Merced River) October 1 - December 15, 2012
Reach 4B, Eastside, and Mariposa Bypass Biological and Cultural Resource Field Surveys September 24 - October 7, and October 15 - November 9, 2012
Eastside and Mariposa Bypass Surveys September 25 - October 19 (excluding weekends)
Inventory and Monitoring of Fish Abundance and Diversity October 1-17, 2012
Levee and Ground Topographic Surveys by Dept. of Water Resources Contractor, Provost & Pritchard June 28 - July 3, 2012
Hydraulics and Sedimentation Survey (mapping the river or channel bottoms in Reach 4B and the Eastside Bypass) June 28, 29, 2012
Vegetation Monitoring Study June 11-15, 2012
Biological and Cultural Resource Field Surveys in Reach 4B June 11 - 15; June 25 - July 6; July 16 - August 15
Benthic Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment (BMI) Study May 30 - July 3

Inventory and Monitoring of Fish Abundance and Diversity

June 4 -15, 2012
Predator Assessment June 2012
Terrestrial and Aquatic Invertebrate Sampling April 23 - 26, 2012
Biological and Cultural Resource Field Surveys in Reach 4B April 16 - July 31, 2012
Temperature Monitoring - installation of sensors

April 10 - 24, 2012

 

PIT Tag Monitoring Evaluation and Site-specific Technology Assessment

Locations: Lost Lake; Highway 41; Scout Island; Skaggs Bridge Park proximity; San Mateo Crossing and Floodplain areas

April 10 - May 31, 2012
Fish Telemetry Study for juvenile fall-run Chinook salmon March 20 - July 31, 2012
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2011
Noise Surveys for the Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Improvements Project December 28 and 29, 2011
Groundwater Monitoring Well Maintenance (replacing covers)

November 14 through December 17, weather permitting

Groundwater Monitoring Well Installations November 9 -19; November 29 - December 16, 2011
Reach 4B, Eastside, and Mariposa Bypasses Geotechnical Investigations - Standard and Cone Penetration Tests September 27 through November, 2011
Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Channel Improvements Project - Test Pit Surveys for Potential Borrow Materials September 12 - 22, 2011

Biological Resource Field Surveys for Small Mammals and Wildlife Habitat in Support of the Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Improvements Project

Sunday, July 17 through Friday, July 22, 2011 (may be rescheduled between July 10 and August 12 if unfavorable weather conditions arise)

Juvenile Fall-run Chinook Salmon Migration and Survival Study

April - July, 2011
Aerial Surveys From Friant Dam to the Merced River Confluence and Bypasses March 25 - April 8, 2011

Biological and Cultural Resource Field Surveys in Reach 2B

 

February 28 - March 31, 2011

Aerial Surveys near the Friant-Kern Canal and Madera Canal

January 10 - 31, 2011

Bathymetric Surveys in Portions of Reach 4 and the Eastside Bypass

January 17 - 21, 2011

California State Lands Commission Boundary Surveys

Reach 2b Maps

Reach 3 Maps

Reach 4B1 Maps

 

November 29, 2010 - June 30, 2011
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2010
Groundwater Seepage Monitoring Well Installation November 9, 2010 - March 31, 2011
August 23-27, 2010

Aerial Flights over the SJRRP Area

A Reclamation contractor will perform five aerial flights over the SJRRP Area in Spring and Summer 2010 to help monitor vegetation and extent of aquatic habitat during different Spring 2010 Interim Flow amounts. Aerial imagery will be collected by plane from an altitude of at least 9,000 feet.

Spring/Summer 2010

U.S. Geological Survey Sediment Sampling

USGS Staff will collect suspended sediment and bedload samples from five locations along the San Joaquin River to help track the movement of sand and gravel during Water Year 2010 Spring Interim Flows. Slated to occur eight times at each site from March to late May, the data will be collected at Highway 41, Highway 145, Gravelly Ford, Chowchilla Bifurcation and a site approximately three river miles downstream of Mendota Dam. Dependent upon flow conditions, samples will be acquired by wading across the river or from bridges, boats and/or a cable-way crossing. Sampling will be conducted from the public right-of-way or through advance coordination with landowners. The sampling will measure the amount of sediments moving through the water column and along the streambed. 

March through May, 2010

 

Bathymetric Surveys Initiated in Reach 1B

California Dept. of Water Resources crews will conduct bathymetric surveys of the San Joaquin River from Highway 99 to Gravelly Ford. Conducted by boat, the surveys utilize sophisticated sonar to map the contours of a river channel.  Surveyor monuments stationed at concrete canal abutments operated by Fresno Irrigation District will serve as control points. Up to two aluminum skiffs and two kayaks will be deployed for the surveys. Boats will be launched and retrieved from Camp Pashayan, Donnie Bridge, Skaggs Bridge and Gravelly Ford. No land access is planned for the boat crews unless necessary for staff safety. Use of launch facilities, control points, and ponds connected to the river channel have been coordinated with landowners

 

Beginning March 8, 2010, for up to four weeks

Soil Salinity Surveys in Reaches 2B, 3, and 4

 

 

Late February through early May 2010

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