The Anadromous Fish Restoration Program

San Joaquin River

map of watershed showing location of dams and major roads

Watershed Information


PRODUCTION
Species 1967-1991 Baseline Target 1992-2009 Average Increase Percent Change
fall-run Chinook salmon 38,388       0       19,365       -19,023       -49.6      
WATERSHED STATISTICS ANADROMOUS HABITAT COORDINATORS
  Watershed area:   13,537 square miles
  Watershed Priority:  high
  Total storage:  10,614,000 acre-feet
  Historic:   231 miles  
  Current:   50 (Mossdale to Merced River confluence) miles  ( 21.6 %)
     JD Wikert
     Pat Brantley
     Rick Burmester
RESTORATION
  Projected number of restoration projects:   >20   Projected total cost of restoration:   $0.00
  Total invested to date:  AFRP    $0.00  other    $33,000,000.00

Documents

Initial Scope of Work: Evaluate proposed non-structural flood control management alternatives, San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge. 2000, 15 kb (, 15 KB)

Initial Draft Scope of Work: Feasibility eval to develop long-term aggregate source, San Joaquin trib channel restoration projects. 2000, 0.015 mb (.015 MB)

Initial Scope of Work: Scale and cohort analysis of San Joaquin Basin scale samples to refine existing fisheries management tools. 2000, 0.01 mb (0.01 MB)

Initial Draft Scope of Work: Develop floodplain property acquisition criteria within the San Joaquin Basin. 0.006 mb (.006 MB)

San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge Phase I: Analysis of Proposed Levee Breaches. May 2001 ()

Economic Impact on Stanislaus Co. of Public Land Acquisitions, Conservation Easements on Floodplain Lands Along Lower Toul. and SJR. December 2002 (ER 2002)

Health Monitoring of Hatchery and Natural Fall-run Chinook Salmon Juveniles in the San Joaquin River and Tributaries. April - June 2001 ()

Draft Seasonal Wetlands Design Plans. March 28, 2003 ()

San Jaoquin River National Wildlife Refuge Phase 2: Habitat Implications of Levee Breach Alternatives. April 1, 2004, 11.9 mb (11.9 MB)

SJRNWR Phase 2: Levee Breach Alternative 1 Movie, 18.29 mb (8.29 MB)

SJRNWR Phase 2: Levee Breach Alternative 2 Movie, 19.17 mb (9.17 MB)

SJRNWR Phase 2: Levee Breach Alternative 3 Movie, 18.46 mb (8.46 MB)

San Joaquin River Fish Health Study. November 2002 (ER 2002)

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Actions and Evaluations

Status Description
Not Addressed E7. Identify, evaluate the need for, and, if needed, attempt to maintain adequate flows for migration of steelhead, consistent with efforts to maintain adequate flows for chinook salmon.
Not Addressed E6. Evaluate the potential to develop and implement a strategy of coordinating a variety of specific actions, such as coincident pulse flows on San Joaquin tributaries, reduced Delta exports, hatchery releases, and gravel cleaning to stimulate outmigration and reduce predation and entrainment.
Not Addressed E5. Identify and attempt to implement actions that will maintain mean daily water temperatures between 61 F and 65 F for at least one month from April 1 to June 30 for American shad, consistent with actions to protect chinook salmon and steelhead and when hydrologic conditions are adequate to minimize adverse effects to water supply operations.
Ongoing E4. Identify and attempt to maintain adequate flows for migration, spawning, incubation and rearing of white sturgeon and green sturgeon from February to May, consistent with actions to protect chinook salmon and steelhead and when hydrologic conditions are adequate to minimize adverse effects to water supply operations.
Not Addressed E3. Identify and implement actions to reduce predation on juvenile chinook salmon.
Ongoing E2. Identify and implement actions to maintain suitable water temperatures or minimize length of exposure to unsuitable water temperatures for all life stages of chinook salmon in the San Joaquin River and Delta.
Ongoing E1. Identify and implement actions to improve watershed management to restore and protect instream and riparian habitat.
Not Addressed A6. Establish a basin-wide conjunctive water use program.
Ongoing A5. Maintain the 6 mg/L dissolved oxygen standard during September through November in the San Joaquin River between Turner Cut and Stockton, as described in the SWRCB's 1995 Water Quality Control Plan.
Ongoing A4. Reduce or eliminate entrainment of juvenile chinook salmon at smaller riparian pumps and diversions on the mainstem San Joaquin River.
Ongoing A3. Reduce or eliminate entrainment of juvenile chinook salmon at Banta-Carbona, West Stanislaus, Patterson, and El Soyo diversions by implementing the Anadromous Fish Screen Program in conjunction with other programs.
Not Addressed A2. Develop an equitable, integrated San Joaquin Basin plan that will meet outflow:export objectives identified under Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Operational Target 4 and Supplemental Actions Requiring Water 7, 8, and 9.
Not Addressed A1. Coordinate with CDFG and others and acquire water from willing sellers consistent with applicable guidelines as needed to implement a flow schedule that improves conditions for all life stages of San Joaquin chinook salmon migrating through, or rearing in, the lower San Joaquin River.

Photos

Aerial photo San Joaquin NWR proposed breech San Joaquin River NWR Aerial