Science Meeting

San Joaquin River Restoration Program
Science Meeting
August 17 – 19, 2016
The Falls Event Center, 4105 W. Figarden Drive
Fresno, California  
Please join us for the second annual San Joaquin River Restoration Program Science Meeting, from Wednesday, August 17 through Friday, August 19, 2016 at The Falls Event Center in Fresno, CA.  Our meeting is focused on science conducted for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program, but includes outside work on the San Joaquin River and science from other river restoration efforts that may help inform the Program.  This meeting is free to attend, and open to the public.


Our preliminary schedule is as follows:


Wednesday, August 17, 2016
1:00 pm – Opening Remarks
1:45 pm – Session 1: Reintroduction of spring-run Chinook salmon to the San Joaquin River: management, methods, and evaluating success
5:00 pm – Day 1 concludes
Thursday, August 18, 2016
8:00 am – Venue opens
8:30 am – Session 2: Spawning and Incubation Habitat
10:40 am – Session 3: Physical Process Affecting River Restoration
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:45 pm – Session 4: Production, Survival, and Movement of Juvenile Chinook in a Newly Wetted River: Addressing information needs for river restoration
4:00 pm – Poster Session
6:00 pm – Day 2 concludes


Friday, August 19, 2016
8:00 am – Venue opens
8:30 am – Session 5: Multi benefit Projects on Floodplains: Incorporating ecological and economic benefits
12:30 pm – Meeting adjourns


Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


The San Joaquin River Restoration Program held its first Science Meeting on June 11-12, 2015, in Los Banos, California. The goal was to connect those conducting scientific research and monitoring to support the SJRRP, learn about preliminary findings from monitoring and analysis efforts, and inform SJRRP management of scientific results.

There were 35 presentations given in total. We encourage you to contact any of the presenters directly to keep dialog and sharing of ideas ongoing.
Session 1: Adult Chinook salmon: Fall and Spring-run

Session 2: Temperature Challenges in the San Joaquin River

Session 3: Spawning and Incubation

Session 4: Vegetation and Riparian Ecology

Meadows, Trevor, Multi-benefit Weed Control: the San Joaquin River Invasive Species Management and Jobs Creation Program

Session 5: Poster Presentations

  • Adelizi, Paul, Managing precocious maturation in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) captive
  • Beckwith, Randy, Two Fish Passage Barrier Removal Projects in the Calaveras River System
  • Colombano, Philip, Trap and Haul of Chinook salmon: What information is gained and how it could contribute to Program success
  • Coronado, Cameron, Relating egg burial depth to size of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) females and their redds in the San Joaquin River, California
  • Encinas, Dave, Reach 1 Gravel Pit Prioritization Concept and Statistical Analysis of Physical Characteristics
  • Farley, S. Greg, Geotechnical Evaluations in the Restoration Area
  • Farley, S. Greg, Channel Capacities with Respect to Levee Seepage and Stability
  • Fletcher, Bridget, Artificial spawning of fall-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) on the San Joaquin River, California
  • Grill, Mike, Rotary screw trap site suitability and efficiency assessment on the San Joaquin River, California
  • Hefley, Cheyenne, Spatial & temporal variation in SJR water δ18O and fish movement
  • Jetter, Caitlin, Relating spawning habitat quality to the composition of fry emergence: Insights from the
    fall-run 2014 Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) spawning population
  • Kallio, Rebecca, Soil Suitability Analysis to Inform the Floodplain Productivity Study in Reach 2B
  • Lodhi, Amina, Fish Biodiversity Patterns Across the San Joaquin River Restoration Region
  • Melcer, Ron, Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy – Planning Tools, key datasets, and measureable objectives
  • Meyers, Matt, Determining gravel entrainment thresholds: From tracers to force gauging (MAP Study #28)
  • Mussetter, Bob, Sediment Transport Analysis of the Chowchilla and Eastside Bypasses
  • Perez, Julio, Riverbed Substrate Effects on San Joaquin River Lower Trophic Levels
  • Reed, Rhonda, Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers!) About the San Joaquin River Spring-run Salmon ESA Rule
  • Root, Shaun, Central Valley Steelhead Monitoring Plan for the San Joaquin River Restoration Area
  • Schwenkler, Jason, Fine-scale Vegetation Mapping of the Central Valley of California
  • Wright, Scott, Sediment-transport monitoring using hydrophones on the San Joaquin River and tributaries
  • Wulff, Marissa, Non-structural fish passage in Reach 1

Session 6: Conveyance: Subsidence, Sediment, and Seepage

Session 7: Juvenile Chinook salmon

Session 8: Survival and Predation in the San Joaquin River