Data Reporting

This table provides a summary of the current and previous year’s studies and their status. This table will be updated biannually and will provide data and reports as they become available.

Please click on the study name to get a summary of the current and previous year’s studies and their status.

Report Status Data Availability Reaches/ Monitoring Stations Monitoring Status Analysis Tools

Flow Management

Effect of Altered Flow Regime on Channel Morphology in Reach 1A: Matthew Meyers (DWR) (MAP Study #26)
2013 Mid Year Summary Available 2013 Mid Year Summary Available Reach 1A Topographic resurveys of riffles and pools and scour chain monitoring will continue if sufficient flows occur. N/A
Previous Reports

  • 2012 mid-year – Data provided in Reports 11-15
  • 2011 final – App A, Sections 17 – 22 and App D
  • Spring 2011 – App B, Sections 4-9
  • 2010 – App A, Section 6 & 7
  • Spring 2010 – App A Section 6 & 24
Flow Accounting: (Reclamation)
WY 2013 Flow Accounting Report available. Data available here
Previous Reports

Flow Gage Record Analysis: Katrina Harrison (Reclamation) (MAP Study #1)
Not proposed for 2014. Anticipates resuming in 2015. QA/QC flow data available here Study looks at flow data from Reaches 1 through 4A. N/A None
Previous Reports

Two-Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling: Elaina Gordon (Reclamation)
Study completed. Refer to SRH-2D Existing Floodplain Habitat Report - December 2012 and Reach 1A Report (May 2014) Shown in report. Reaches 1A through 5 Study Completed SRH-2D, HEC-RAS


Additional Water Level Recorders: Dave Encinas (DWR) (MAP Study #24)
2014 mid-year Summary available 2014 Mid-Year charts available Six locations in Reaches 1A and 1B Monitoring Ongoing Water level recorders
Previous Reports

Highway 99 Crossing Water Surface Elevation Analysis: Dave Encinas (DWR)
2014 mid-year summary available. Full report will be available late 2014. 2014 data to be made available with full report. Bathymetric surveys under SR 99 bridge Bathymetric surveys April 2014, Water surface surveys May 2014 Topographic/Bathymetric and water surface surveys; HEC-RAS
Previous Reports

Monitoring Cross-Section Resurveys: Dave Encinas (DWR) (MAP Study #25)
2013 data analysis and report pending.Summary available. 2013 Data available Reaches/Monitoring Stations: resurveys at 14 locations July 2009-March 2013 Autodesk C3D
Previous Reports

Reach 2A Channel Response: Dave Encinas (DWR)
Study complete. Refer to the 2014 Channel Capacity Report - Appendix E: Reach 2A Sedimentation Evaluation (2012) - March 2013 Channel Response Data available through calendar year 2012. 27 cross-section sites in Reach 2A Occurred in June 2012 RTK GPS
Previous Reports

Changes in Soil Salinity Conditions Resulting from Interim Flows: Stephen Lee, Reclamation (2014 MAP Study #3)
2013 report available 117 sites EM38 surveys and soil sampling
Previous Reports

Flow Restrictions Due to Seasonal Groundwater Conditions: Katrina Harrison (Reclamation)
See Seepage Management Plan for seepage projects and conveyance. 2014 mid-year summary available.
Previous Reports

  • Spring 2010 – App A, Section 4
Influence of Paleochannels on Seepage: Katrina Harrison, Matt Burgess (Reclamation, USGS) (MAP Study #4)
Report to be available Spring 2015. To be provided in the report Fieldwork to continue through 2014. Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and electromagnetic induction (EM)
Lateral Gradient of Water Table: Katrina Harrison (Reclamation) (MAP Study #2)
Data presented in Seepage Management Plan, including groundwater level trends at monitoring well transects, detailed information regarding site-specific seepage projects. No separate report to be developed; study complete. Data available in the Seepage Management Plan. Groundwater monitoring well locations in Reaches 1 through 5. See Monitoring Well Atlas. Study complete.
Previous Reports

  • 2013 – App A, Section 4
Terrain Comparison Between Wells and Fields: Katrina Harrison (Reclamation)
Study complete. Available in Appendix H of the Seepage Management Plan. Shown in report. Groundwater monitoring well locations in Reaches 1 through 5. See Monitoring Well Atlas. Study complete.
Previous Reports

  • Spring 2010 – App A, Section 4
  • 2012 mid-year – App H
  • 2011 Final – App H
Levee Geotechnical Exploration (San Joaquin Levee Evaluations Project): Greg Farley (DWR) (MAP Study #13)
2014 mid-year report available Location maps available Locations along Eastside Bypass and Reach 2A Ongoing since November 2012 Soil borings, Cone Penetration Tests
Previous Reports

SRH Group Vegetation Roughness Effects in SJRRP-Affected Reaches: Blair Greimann (Reclamation) (MAP Study #38)
April 2014 report available. Related information can be found in Dynamic Vegetation Roughness in the Riparian Zone by Tyler Gillihan, University of New Mexico. See reports Data collected in Reach 1A, 1B, and 2A, with effort concentrated in Reach 2A Collected vegetation data in Reach 2A, completed 2013 SRH-2D with vegetation component

Entrainment Protection

Hills Ferry Barrier Evaluation: Don Portz (Reclamation)
Project completed December 2012. Draft report under development. Data, once available, will be posted on the SJRRP website. Locations in Reach 5. See previous report for more details. Occurred from October 1-December 15, 2012.
Previous Reports

  • 2011 Final – App A, Section 30

Adult Migration

The Effects of a Riparian Forest on Water Temperatures in the Restoration Area: Carl Mesick, Erica Meyers, Katrina Harrison (USFWS, DFW, Reclamation) (MAP Study #31)
2014 mid-year report available Preliminary data shown in report Two sites in Reach 1, 7 sites in Reach 4B and 1 site in Reach 5 Study sites and temperature sensors will be modified in summer 2015. Monitoring will continue through mid-2015 Microclimate data for HEC-5Q analysis.
Reducing Spring Water Temperatures below Sack Dam: Carl Mesick, Erica Meyers, Katrina Harrison (USFWS, DFW, Reclamation) (MAP Study #33)
Mid-Year Report available Preliminary analysis shown in report Reaches 1-5 Analysis cannot be completed until another study has been completed: “The Effects of a Riparian Forest on Water Temperatures in the Restoration Area”. HEC-5Q
Thermal Conditions in Riverine Pools: Nathaniel Butler (Reclamation) (MAP Study #29)
Study complete. Thermal Refugia Final Report available Shown in report. 6 pool-riffle-pool sites along river Eastside Bypass; 4 & 5 Occurred from July to November 2012 Piezometers; temperature, conductivity, and pressure sensors
Previous Reports

Passage and Transportation

Adult Migration

Adult Passage: Amanda Peisch-Derby (DWR) (MAP Study #20)
Task 3: Alternative Concepts for Fish Passage Barriers Shown in Report Eastside Bypass, Final Phase (Task 3 ) Report Fish Passage GeoDatabase, HEC-RAS
Previous Reports

Adult Passage - Nonstructural Passage Impediments: Marissa Wulff (USGS)
USGS Scientific Investigations Report (SIR) Report expected winter 2014 Data collected in October 2012 is being processed and is not yet available to public Study looks at Reaches 1 and 2 (priority), with potentially Reaches 3 through 5 later Occurred in October 2012 HEC-RAS, ADCP, ARC GIS
Previous Reports

Predation Protection

Assessment of Predator Abundance and Distribution in Mine Pit Habitat in the San Joaquin River Restoration Area: Zac Jackson (USFWS) (MAP Study #11)
2014 Mid-Year Summary available. Full report will be provided in January Available July 2013 as summarized in report 34 mine pits in Reach 1 February – June: 2013, 2014 Electroshock fishing, stomach sampling, fin clips
Previous Reports

Rearing Habitat

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment Study: Karen Dulik (DWR)
Final report to be made available January 2015 See Previous Report 30 randomly selected sites (per year) distributed throughout Reaches 1 through 5 Three year effort that occurred between late May and the end of September in 2010, 2011, 2012. to end in 2012. Not proposed for continuation. Physical habitat characterization
Previous Reports

USGS Assessment of Water Quality Data with Respect to Fish: Marissa Wulff (USGS) (MAP Study # 42)
USGS Scientific Investigations Report (SIR) Report expected Fall 2014 All data in report is from Reclamation’s Water Quality Database, publicly available here Reaches 1 through 5. Refer to the 2009-2013 Interim Flow Release Program, Water Quality Monitoring Plan - January 8, 2010 (PDF, 1.5 MB) Ongoing N/A
Previous Reports

  • 2011 Final – App A, Section 26
  • Spring 2011 – App D
  • 2010 Final- App B, Section 14
  • Spring 2010 – App A, Section 22
Floodplain Quality: Blair Greimann (Reclamation) (MAP Study #16)
In progress In progress Reaches 1 through 5 Reclamation is collecting hydraulic conductivity on the floodplain
Minimum Floodplain Requirements: Katrina Harrison (Reclamation)
Study complete. Minimum Floodplain Habitat Report - November 2012 is available Shown in report Study looks at data from Reaches 1 through 5. N/A ESHE (Emigrating Salmonid Habitat Estimation model)
Previous Reports

  • 2013 – App A, Section 26
  • 2012 – App B, Section 19
SRH Group Hydraulic and Sediment Transport Analysis of Juvenile Salmon Rearing Opportunities: Blair Greimann (Reclamation) (MAP Study #39)
Reach-specific reports to be made available on completion. Reach 3 and 4A anticipated to be completed by December 2014. Ongoing Reaches 1 through 4a None SRH-2D
Juvenile Chinook Salmon Migration and Survival in Mendota Pool and Sack Dam: Don Portz, Charles Hueth (Reclamation) (MAP Study #34)
Project Postponed N/A Reaches 2B and 3 Spring 2015 Acoustic tags, PIT tags, entrainment netting, temporary fish barriers

Spawning and Incubation

Bed Material Data Processing and Evaluation: Elaina Gordon (Reclamation) (MAP Study #17)
Study complete. The information from this field effort will be summarized in the SRH Group Facies Mapping (MAP Study #37) and SRH Group Spawning Habitat Framework (MAP Study #40) reports. A comparison of the gradations changing over time on specific riffles will be included in this analysis. Available 16 sites in Reaches 1A and 1B Occurred in June 2012
Continuous Surrogate Measurement of Bedload Sediment Transport using Hydrophone Installations on the San Joaquin River: Mathieu Marineau, Toby Minear, Scott Wright (USGS)(MAP Study #18)
2014 mid-year summary available Data is being processed and is not yet available to the public. 1 hydrophone each on Cottonwood and Little Dry Creeks; 5 hydrophones in Reach 1A; 1 hydrophone in Reach 1B Data to be collected WY 2014. 6 stereo hydrophones and 2 quadraphones along with associated pressure transducers to quantify sediment transport rates, and bed mobilization and cessation
Previous Reports

Effect of Scour and Deposition on Incubation Habitat in Reach 1A: Matthew Meyers (DWR) (MAP Study #27)
No update. Is being prepared in collaboration with the Egg Survival and Emergence in Reaches 1A and 1B of the San Joaquin River (MAP Study #8). Refer to reports. Artificial redds at 5 pool tailouts in upper Reach 1A Ongoing. Study currently on hold pending results from artificial redd experiments can be synthesized. Piezometers, impermeable sediment bags
Previous Reports

Reach 1A Spawning Area Gravel Mobility Improvement: Matthew Meyers (DWR)
Study to be completed as part of Reach 1A Spawning Area Bed Mobility (MAP Study #28). Data available as part of ATR. Tracers at Riffle 38 and 40 sites 1A Occurred in Spring 2012. Future monitoring is possible, but on hold for now.
Previous Reports

  • 2011 Final – App A, Section 16-18 and App A, Section 19-21
  • Spring 2011 – App B, Sections 4-9
  • Spring 2010 – App A, Section 6
Reach 1A Spawning Area Bed Mobility: Matthew Meyers (DWR) (MAP Study #28)
Mid-Year Report available TM expected late 2014 Gravel Mobility Maps available Tracers at Riffle 38 and 40 sites in Reach 1A Occurred during the 2nd half of 2012. Future monitoring is possible, but on hold for now. RFID tracers
Previous Reports

SRH Group Spawning Habitat Framework: Elaina Gordon and Blair Greimann (Reclamation) (MAP Study #40)
Complete. Report: SpawningHabitatReach1A. Reach 1A Report (May 2014) available. Geodatabase for 2D model results meeting spawning habitat suitability criteria for depth and velocity available Reach 1A Collected sediment data and facies mapping in summer 2012 and 2013, incorporated data from other studies. SRH-2D, GIS
Egg Survival and Emergence in Reaches 1A and 1B of the San Joaquin River: Zac Jackson (USFWS) (MAP Study #8)
2014 mid-year summary available. Full report will be provided in January. Shown in report 5 locations in Reach 1A 4 years complete (2011 – 2014) Compare empirical vs. modeled survival (Tappel and Bjorn) using sediment size, temp, do, hyporheic and surface.
Previous Reports

Monitor Intragravel Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations in the San Joaquin River (Egg Survival): S. Mark Nelson (Reclamation)
Water Quailty Report and Toxicity Report available.
Refer to Egg Survival and Emergence in Reaches 1A and 1B of the San Joaquin River (MAP Study #8) for related work.
Shown in report Locations in Reach 1A. See 2011 Final ATR, Appendix A, Report 29 Collection for 2012 data was completed in February 2013 Statistical analyses (Pearson correlation)
Previous Reports

Reach 1A Spawning Habitat Quantity: Matthew Meyers (DWR)
No new information currently available. Reach 1A Ongoing
Previous Reports

San Joaquin River Spawning Habitat Assessment – Incubation Environment: Andy Shriver, Matthew Meyers, Erica Meyers (Reclamation, DWR, DFW) (MAP Study #30)
Report to be provided late summer 2014. N/A Reach 1A. Artificial and natural Chinook salmon redds. Complete Grain-size dist., permeability, hyd. gradients, temp., D.O., etc.
USGS San Joaquin River Tributary Sediment and Geomorphology Study: Scott Wright, Toby Minear (USGS) (MAP Study #22)
2013 Summary available Published data anticipated 2014 Cottonwood and Little Dry Creeks Data to be collected WY 2014, depending on outcome of Critical Low flow SJRRP meeting 1 ISCO pump sampler and pressure transducers on each tributary; 1D and 2D hydraulic modeling for sediment transport estimates
Previous Reports

USGS Sediment Monitoring: Andy Shriver (Reclamation), Al Caldwell (USGS) (MAP Study #21)
No monitoring conducted during 2014. WY 2013 Summary available. WY 2013 Annual Data Reports for the six sites are available on the USGS website Available for download here and as an Toxicity Report Final Six locations in Reach 1:

  • 11252275 – SJR blw Hiway 41
  • 11252975 – SJR at Skaggs Bridge
  • 11253058 – SJR at Gravelly Ford
  • 11253115 – SJR blw Chowchilla Canal Intake
  • 11254000 – SJR nr Mendota
  • 364619120144701 – SJR 1.3 mi. west of Napa Ave.
Occurs during spring Interim/Restoration Flows LISST-Streamside laser-diffraction measurements, suspended sediment samples, bedload samples, gradation samples, streamflow measurements
Previous Reports


Segregation Weir – Placement, Monitoring and Objective: Matt Bigelow, Zac Jackson, Sierra Franks (DFW, USFWS, NMFS) (MAP Study #36)
Study postponed due to delays in funding/contracting. N/A N/A N/A N/A
SRH Group Facies Mapping: Blair Greimann, Katrina Harrison (Reclamation) (MAP Study #37)
Report expected December 2014. Expected October 2014 Reach 1A Facies mapping completed in July 2013. Sediment sampling completed in June 2012. GIS
Two-Dimensional Temperature Modeling of Gravel Pits in Reach 1A: Elaina Gordon (Reclamation) (MAP Study #19)
Reach 1A Report (May 2014) available Model extends through Reach 1A. SRH-2D model with temperature component is currently being applied to Reach 1A. SRH-2D
Previous Reports

Fish Reintroduction

Central Valley Steelhead Monitoring Plan for the SJRRP: Don Portz (Reclamation)(MAP Study #14)
2014 Report (May 2014) available Shown in report Locations in Reaches 4 and 5. See report for more details. Occurring from January 1-March 15, 2014 Electrofishing, Fyke Traps with Wing Walls, Trammel Nets
Previous Reports

Donor Stock Monitoring: Zac Jackson (USFWS) (MAP Study #46)
October 2013 - March 2014 preliminary report available. Final report covering 2013-14 sampling season will be available in January 2015. Shown in report Parrot-Phelan Diversion Dam in Butte Creek 2013-14 sampling season concluded on July 1, 2014. 2014-15 sampling will resume in October 2014 Simple summaries of daily catch of emigrating juvenile spring-run Chinook salmon.
Previous Reports

Ecosystems Diagnosis and Treatment Model: Katrina Harrison (Reclamation)
Report for Reach 2B (March, 2014) available Reaches 1 through 5 N/A Model development and refinement ongoing.
Fall-Run Captive Rearing Study: Paul Adelizi (DFW) (MAP Study #12)
A full report will be submitted in April 2014. Summary available Refer to summary Study occurring at Interim Facility at San Joaquin Hatchery in Reach 1. 2010 fall spawn through 2013. N/A
Previous Reports

  • 2012 – Summary available
  • 2011 Final – App A, Report 3
  • 2011 Final – App B, Section 17
Fish Assemblage Inventory and Monitoring: Don Portz, Zac Jackson (Reclamation, USFWS) (MAP Study #9)
2014 mid-year summary available Refer to summary Locations in Reaches 1 through 5. See report for more details. Occurs quarterly: Jan, Mar/Apr, Jun, Oct Electrofishing, Seining, Netting
Previous Reports

  • 2010 – App A, Section 7
Juvenile Survival and Migration: Zac Jackson, Paul Adelizi, Matt Bigelow (USFWS, DFW) (MAP Study #10)
2014 mid-year summary available. Full report will be provided in January 2014. Data downloads are occurring now 30 stationary receivers in Reaches 1 through 5 4 years complete (2011- 2014) VEMCO VR2W-180khz acoustic tracking receivers
Previous Reports

Refining Fall-Run Collection Techniques: Zac Jackson, Paul Adelizi, Matt Bigelow (USFWS, DFW)
Study complete. Available here as part of 2012 Mid-Year ATR. Shown in report. Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville, California Study completed in 2011 N/A
Salmon Simulator (SalSim) for the SJRRP: Erica Meyers, Dean Marston, Dale Stanton (DFW) / Carl Mesick (USFWS) (MAP Study #32)
Study postponed due to delays in funding/contracting. N/A N/A N/A SalSim Model
Trap and Haul of Adult-Fall Run Chinook Salmon: Matt Bigelow, Don Portz, Zac Jackson (DFW, Reclamation, USFWS) (MAP Study #6)
2013 Summary available Shown in report. Salmon captured on mainstem San Joaquin River, Mud and Salt Slough, and near the confluence of the San Joaquin River with the Eastside Bypass; and terminal end of irrigation canals upstream of the Hills Ferry Barrier. Transported to Reach 1. Occurred from October 1 – December 15, 2013 Fyke and dip nets
Previous Reports

Long-Term Monitoring

Juvenile Salmon Holding: Zac Jackson, Paul Adelizi, Matt Bigelow (USFWS, DFW) (MAP Study #7)
Study complete. Report under development. Reach 1 (Friant Dam to Gravelly Ford) Occurred spring 2013. Rotary Screw Traps
Rotary Screw Trap Monitoring: Matt Bigelow, Pat Ferguson, Zac Jackson (DFW, USFWS) (MAP Study # 45)
2013 Summary available Not yet available. SR-99 and San Mateo Road Began December 2013 Rotary Screw Traps
San Joaquin River PIT Tag Monitoring and Site-Specific Technology Development: Don Portz, Zac Jackson (Reclamation, USFWS) (MAP Study #15)
Summary available Shown in report Locations in Reaches 1 and 2. See report for more details. Occurred Spring 2012 and 2013
Temperature Monitoring of the Cold Water Pool in Millerton Lake: Tracy Vermeyen (Reclamation) (MAP Study #5)
SJRRP Report Table December 2014 available.  available Friant ForebayBelow PG&E’s Kerckhoff No. 2 PowerplantFriant-Kern, Madera Canal and San Joaquin River below Friant

Worm farm return flows (Reach 1A)

Ongoing, with semi-annual data collection. Last field visit was November 5, 2014. Plots, time series analyses, multi-year comparisons, and statistics
Previous Reports

Vegetation Monitoring: Greg Reed (Reclamation) (MAP Study #23)
San Joaquin 2014 Final Shown in report. 20 vegetation transects throughout all reaches, and Eastside and Mariposa bypasses Data collection began August 2011 and will continue to be collected annually. Plant cover, composition, overstory height, and stem density were collected along each transect. Piezometers were used for hydrologic correlation analysis.
Previous Reports

Water Quality Monitoring Plan: Stacy Brown (Reclamation )
Monitoring complete. 2013 Report available Data and/or on Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region’s Environmental Monitoring Database 7 sites in Reaches 1 through 5; also within the Mendota Wildlife Management Area Water quality monitoring ended in October 2013 Water sample collection; testing for TSS, nutrients, TOC/DOC, bacteria, cations, anions, and trace metals
Previous Reports

Water Temperature Monitoring: Erica Meyers (DFW)
Refer to previous year summaries and reports. June 2014 Data available here and by contacting DFW Data collected at 60 sites throughout Reaches 1 through 5: Figure 1 Continuous hourly data Thermographs
Previous Reports

Annual Technical Reports

The Annual Technical Report (ATR) documents all of the previous year’s monitoring and includes studies to guide the next year’s monitoring efforts.

2012 Mid-Year Technical Report (July 30, 2012)
2011 Annual Technical Report (March 26, 2012)
  • Main Body (May 1, 2012)
  • Appendix A TOC
  • 1 – 4a: Flow gage analysis, Flow gage consistency analysis, Bathymetric Surveys Part A
  • 4b: Bathymetric Surveys Part B
  • 5a: Soil Salinity Monitoring Part A
  • 5b: Soil Salinity Monitoring Part B
  • 6-18: Water surface profile, discharge measurements, topographic surveys, bed sampling, bed profile surveys, scour chains, Reach 1A sand storage, additional water level recorders, Millerton Lake temperatures, bed mobility
  • 19-25: Bed mobility, Reach 2A sedimentation, spawning gravel quantity and quality, juvenile salmonid survival and migration, 1-D inundation mapping
  • 26-35: Water quality and fish, water temperature monitoring, adult passage, hyporheic environment, Hills Ferry Barrier effectiveness, fall-run captive rearing, thermal tolerance, benthic macroinvertebrate bioassessment, intragravel dissolved oxygen
  • 36a: Vegetation part A
  • 36b: Vegetation part B
  • 37: Bedload sampling
  • Appendix B: Surface Water Stage and Flow
  • Appendix C: Surface Water Quality
  • Appendix D: Sediment
  • Attachment 1: Bedload Sampling TM
  • Attachment 2: Features by River Mile
  • Appendix E: Fisheries
  • Appendix F: Groundwater
  • Appendix G: Surveys
  • Appendix H: Monitoring and Management Plans
  • Appendix I: Recapture and Recirculation Data
2011 Mid-Year Technical Report (July 2011)
2010 Annual Technical Report (April 2011)
2010 Mid-Year Technical Report (August 2010)
2009 Annual Technical Report (February 2010)