The Tracy Research Website: Tracy Fish Facility Improvement Program (TFFIP)

An Applied Research Program for Improving Fish Salvage at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility (TFCF)

Our goal is to develop and implement new fish collection, holding, transport, and release technology that will significantly improve fish protection at major water diversions in the South Delta region of the Central Valley of California. These research activities are funded by the Tracy Fish Facility Improvement Program (TFFIP) and are primarily performed by Reclamation fishery scientists and engineers at the Denver Technical Service Center and the TFCF, Tracy, California. Click on the links to the left (in the light blue box) to learn more about the TFCF and current TFFIP research, and to view photographs, download water quality data, and browse our collection of peer reviewed Tracy Series technical reports available as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Scroll down to see our latest research news.

JUNE 2016
New Tracy Series Publications

No. Description
Tracy Technical Bulletin 2015-5

Tracy B. Vermeyen and Bryan Heiner. 2016. Hydraulic Evaluation of Hydrolox Traveling Screen in the Secondary Channel of the Tracy Fish Collection Facility. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Technical Bulletin 2015-5. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 28 pp.

View Abstract (doc - 78 KB) View Full Report (PDF - 1.3 MB)

MAY 2016
New Tracy Series Publications

No. Description
Tracy Research Technical Report 53

Jarod D. Hutcherson, Michael J. Horn, and René C. Reyes. 2015. Larval Fish Distribution through the Primary Channel of the Tracy Fish Collection Facility: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Distribution and Abundance. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 53. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 47 pp.

View Abstract (doc - 78 KB) View Full Report (PDF - 1.5 MB)

FEBRuARY 2016
New Tracy Series Publications

No. Description
Tracy Research Technical Report 43

Zachary A. Sutphin and Connie D. Svoboda. 2016. Effects of Hydraulic Conditions on Salvage Efficiency of Adult Delta Smelt at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility. 63 pp.

View Abstract (doc - 80 KB) View Full Report (PDF - 1.7 MB)

OCTOBER 2015
New Tracy Series Publications

No. Description
Tracy Technical Bulletin 2015-4

Cathy Karp and Judy Lyons. 2015. Evaluation of Holding Tank Conditions on Delta Smelt Survival at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Byron, California. 21 pp.

View Abstract (doc - 80 KB) View Full Report (PDF - 945 KB)

August 2015
New Tracy Series Publications

No. Description
Vol. 52

Zachary A. Sutphin and Christopher A. Myrick.  2015.  Effects of Temperature and Simulated Loading Stress on the Oxygen Consumption and Ammonia Production Rates of Fishes of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California.  40 pp.

View Abstract (doc - 16 KB) View Full Report (PDF - 778 KB)

June 2015
New Tracy Series Publications
No. Description
Vol. 46

Brandon J. Wu, Raymond C. Bark, and Warren K. Frizell. 2015. Use of Acoustic Telemetry to Estimate Striped Bass Residence Time and Identify Most Utilized Holding Locations within the Tracy Fish Collection Facility. 20 pp.

View Abstract | View Full Report (PDF - 1.9 MB)

Tech Bulletin 2015-1

Cathy Karp and Judy Lyons. 2015. Facility Efficiency for Splittail, Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Byron, California. 21 pp.

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Tech Bulletin 2015-2

Cathy Karp and Judy Lyons. 2015. Evaluation of Fish Behavior Upstream and Downstream of the Mitten Crab Traveling Screen at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility. 25pp.

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Tech Bulletin 2015-3

Cathy Karp and Brent Bridges. 2015. White Sturgeon Salvage Efficiency at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility. 22 pp.

View Abstract | View Full Report (PDF - 873 KB)

J. Carl Dealy, TFFIP Manager, (209) 836-6236

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Last Updated: 7/1/16