Juvenile Salmonid Survival Studies

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Brandes, P. L. 1996. Results of 1996 coded-wire tag smolt survival experiments in the San Joaquin River Delta. Interagency Ecological Program Newlsetter. 9(4):13-16.

Brandes, P. L, and M. M. Pierce. 1998. 1997 salmon smolt survival studies in the South Delta. Interagency Ecological Program Newsletter. 11(1):29-38.

Brandes, P. L., and J. S. McLain. 2001. Juvenile Chinook salmon abundance, distribution, and survival in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary. Contributions to the Biology of the Central Valley Salmonids, Fish Bulletin 179: Volume 2. Sacramento (CA): California Department of Fish and Game. p 39-136. [PDF of Paper - 27.48 MB]

Buchanan. R, P. Brandes, M, Marshall, K.Nichols, J. Ingram, D. LaPlante, and J. Israel. 2013 South Delta Chinook Salmon Survival Study. 2016. 143 pgs. [PDF 4.8 MB]

Buchanan, R.A., 2014. Sample Size of 2015 Chinook Tagging Study. Prepared for Pat Brandes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. December 2, 2014. 38 p.

Buchanan, R., P. Brandes, M. Marshall, J. S. Foott, J. Ingram, D. LaPlante, and J. Israel. 2015. 2012 South Delta Chinook Salmon Survival Study. Ed: P. Brandes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 145 p.

Buchanan, R.A., J.R. Skalski, P.L. Brandes, and A. Fuller. 2013. Route use and survival of juvenile Chinook salmon through the San Joaquin River Delta. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33:216–229.

Buchanan, R., P. Brandes, J. Ingram, M. Marshall, K. Nichols, D. LaPlante, D. Barnard, K. Towne, and J. Israel. 2018. 2014 South Delta Chinook Salmon Survival Study. Ed: P. Brandes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 228 p.

Buchanan, R., D. Barnard, P. Brandes, K. Towne, J. Ingram, K. Nichols, and J. Israel. 2018. 2015 South Delta Chinook Salmon Survival Study. Ed: P. Brandes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 208 p.

Buchanan, R., P. Brandes, M. Marshall, K. Nichols, J. Ingram, D. LaPlante, and J. Israel. 2018. 2013 South Delta Chinook Salmon Survival Study. Ed: P. Brandes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 139 p.

Dekar, M., P. Brandes, J. Kirsch, L. Smith, J. Speegle, P. Cadrett and M. Marshall. 2013. USFWS Delta Juvenile Fish Monitoring Program Review. Background Report Prepared for Review by th IEP Science Advisory Group, June 2013. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Stockton Fish and Wildlife Office, Lodi, CA. 224 p.

Holbrook, C. M., R. W. Perry, and N. S. Adams. 2009, Distribution and joint fish-tag survival of juvenile Chinook salmon migrating through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1204, 30 p.

Holbrook, C. M., R. W. Perry, P. L. Brandes, and N. S. Adams. 2013. Adjusting Survival Estimates for Premature Transmitter Failure: A Case Study from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Environmental Biology of Fishes 96:165–173

Kjelson, M. A., and P. L. Brandes. 1989. The use of smolt survival estimates to quantify the effects of habitat changes on salmonid stocks in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River, California, p. 100-115. In C.D. Levings, L.B. Holtby, and M.A. Henderson [ed.] Proceedings of the National Workshop on the effects of habitat alteration on salmonid stocks. Can. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aquatic. Sci. 105.

Kjelson, M, S. Greene, and P. L. Brandes. 1989. A model for estimating mortality and survival of fall-run chinook salmon smolts in the Sacramento River Delta between Sacramento and Chipps Island. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Stockton, CA. [PDF of Paper - 2 MB]

Newman, K. B., and J. Rice. 2002. Modeling the survival of Chinook salmon smolts outmigrating through the lower Sacramento River system. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 97:983–993

Newman, K. B. 2003. Modelling paired release–recovery data in the presence of survival and capture heterogeneity with application to marked juvenile salmon. Statistical Modelling 3:157–177

Newman, K. B. 2008. "An evaluation of four Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta juvenile salmon survival studies.", 3/31/08. [PDF of Technical Report - 1.18 MB]

Newman, K. B., and P. L. Brandes. 2010. Hierarchical modeling of juvenile Chinook salmon survival as a function of Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta water exports. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 30:157–169.

Perry, R. W., and J. R. Skalski. 2008. Migration and survival of juvenile Chinook salmon through the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta during the winter of 2006-2007. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Stockton, California.

Perry, R. W., and Skalski, J. R. 2009. Estimating Movement and Survival of Juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) migrating the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta during the Winter of 2007-2008. Submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Stockton, CA. [PDF of Technical Report - 2.31 MB]

Perry, R. W., and J. R. Skalski, 2010. Individual-, Release-, and route-Specific Variation in Survival of Juvenile Chinook Salmon Migrating Through the Sacraemtno-San Joaquin River Delta. Final Report Submitted to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Stockton CA. November 17, 2010. 39 p.

Perry, R. W. 2010. Survival and Migration Dynamics of Juvenile Shinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Univeristy of Washington, Ph.D. dissertation. 2010. 223 p.

Perry, R. W., P. L. Brandes, P. T. Sandstrom, A. Ammann, B. MacFarlane, A. P. Klimley, and J. R. Skalski. 2010. Estimating survival and migration route probabilities of juvenile Chinook salmon in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 30:142–156.

Perry, R. W., J. G. Romine, S. J. Brewer, P. E. LaCivita, W. N. Brostoff, and E. D. Chapman. 2012. Survival and migration route probabilities of juvenile Chinook salmon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta during the winter of 2009-2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open -file Report 2012-1200, 30 p.

Perry, R. W., P. L. Brandes, J. R. Burau, A. P. Klimley, B. MacFarlane, C. Michel, J. R. Skalski. 2013. Sensitivity of survival to migration routes used by juvenile Chinook salmon to negotiate the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Environ. Biol. Fish. 96:381–392. Also published online 10 February 2012 (DOI 10.1007/s10641-012-9984-6). Springer Netherlands.

Perry, R. W., P. L. Brandes, J. R. Burau, P. T. Sandstrom, and J. R. Skalski 2015. Effect of Tides, River Flow and Gate Operations on Entrainment of Juvenile Salmon into the Interior Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144: 445-455. 2015.

Perry, Russell W.; Buchanan, Rebecca A.; Brandes, Patricia L.; Burau, Jon R.; Israel, Joshua A. 2016. Anadromous Salmonids in the Delta: New Science 2006–2016. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science. Volume 14, Issue 2, 2016.

Pierce, M., and P. Brandes 1999. Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), 1999. Results of the 1998 Complementary VAMP Salmon Smolt Survival Evaluation. Interagency Ecological Program for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary 12(1):49–56.

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2001. 2000 Technical Report: On Implementing and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan: Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority for California Water Resource Control Board. 84 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2002. 2001 Technical Report: On Implementing and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan: Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority for California Water Resource Control Board. 125 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2003. 2002 Technical Report: On Implementing and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan: Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority for California Water Resource Control Board. 119 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2004. 2003 Technical Report: On Implementing and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan: Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority for California Water Resource Control Board. 123 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2005. 2004 Technical Report: On Implementing and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan: Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority for California Water Resource Control Board. 131 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2006. 2005 Technical Report: On Implementing and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan: Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority for California Water Resource Control Board. 128 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2007. 2006 Annual Technical Report: On Implementation and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan. Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority for California Water Resource Control Board, 136 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2008. 2007 Technical Report: On Implementing and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan: Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority for California Water Resource Control Board. 128 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2009. 2008 Technical Report: On Implementing and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan: Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority for California Water Resource Control Board. 128 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2010. 2009 Technical Report: On Implementing and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan: Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority for California Water Resource Control Board. 128 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2011. 2010 Technical Report: On Implementing and Monitoring of the San Joaquin River Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan: Prepared by San Joaquin River Group Authority for California Water Resource Control Board. 128 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

San Joaquin River Group Authority (SJRGA), 2013: 2011 Annual Technical Report on the Implementation and Monitoring of the San Joaquin river Agreement and the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan (VAMP). February 2013. 339 p. Available at: www.sjrg.org/technicalreport

Steel, A. E, P. T. Sandstrom, P. L. Brandes, and A. P. Klimley. 2012. Migration route selection of juvenile Chinook salmon at the Delta Cross Channel, and the role of water velocity and individual movement patterns in Environmental Biology of Fishes, DOI 10.1007/s10641-012-9992-6. Published online 05 April 2012