In preparation for the reintroduction of salmon, monitoring of physical habitat conditions for fisheries provides information on potential needs and limitations. Current studies include:

Fish Studies

Juvenile Salmonid Survival and Migration Preliminary Report – July 2011

Meso-Habitat Holding Areas

Fall 09 ATR Appendix G


Maintaining quality habitat is paramount to a healthy river ecosystem. This includes both in and out of the water. Below is a video demonstrating efforts improve shoreline riparian habitat through invasive species removal. The effort is the result of a partnership between the California Conservation Corps and the San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust.

Floodplain Inundation Mapping


Spawning Gravel Quality Hyporheic Pots

Observations on the Hyporheic Environment below Friant Dam – September 2011