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These peer-reviewed reports summarize experiments and data collection efforts performed as part of the Tracy Fish Facility Improvement Program (TFFIP). Abstracts may be viewed before reports are downloaded as Adobe Acrobat PDF files (click here to download Acrobat Reader). Report PDF files range in size from 2 to 12 megabytes, so download time may be significant from dial-up modems. Tracy Technical Bulletins are internet released reports of significant findings and are not peer-reviewed. The Tracy Series and Red Bluff Series report PDF files are also available by mail - contact the Tracy Series Editor, Don Portz. .

series report cover for Tracy Fish Facility Studies, California, Don Portz, series editor


Volume 1

Liston, C., C. Karp, L. Hess, and S. Hiebert. 1994. Predator Removal Activities and Intake Channel Studies, 1991-1992. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 1. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 54 pp.

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Volume 2

Hiebert, S., C. Liston, P. Johnson, C. Karp, and L. Hess. 1995. Continuous Monitoring of Fish Eggs and Larvae, 1991-1992. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 2. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 55 pp.

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Volume 3

Karp, C., L. Hess, and C. Liston. 1995. Re-evaluation of Louver Efficiencies for Juvenile Chinook Salmon and Striped Bass, 1993. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 3. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 31 pp.

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Volume 4

Puckett, K., C. Liston, C. Karp, and L. Hess. 1996. Preliminary Examination of Factors that Influence Fish Salvage Estimates at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, California, 1993 and 1994. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 4. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Services Center. 28 pp.

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Volume 5

Hiebert, S., E. Holroyd III, and R. Wydoski. 1997.  Field Testing and Evaluation of a Video Image Counting System for Fish Eggs in the Sacramento River, California, during May 1994. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 5. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 19 pp.

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Volume 6

Siegfried, S., D. Craft, S. Hiebert, and M. Bowen. 2000.  Continuous Monitoring of Fish Eggs and Larvae at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, California, February - June, 1994. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 6. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 30 pp + Appendices and Figures.

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Volume 7

Bowen, M., S. Siegfried, C. Liston, L. Hess, and C. Karp. 1998.   Fish Collections and Secondary Louver Efficiency at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility: October 1993 to September 1995. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 7. Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 40 pp.

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Volume 8

Karp, C., L. Hess, J. Lyons, and C. Liston. 1997. Evaluation of the Sub-sampling Procedure to Estimate Fish Salvage at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, CA, 1993-1996. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 8. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 23 pp.

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Volume 9

Craft, D., L. Mao, J. Fields, and B. Moore. 2000. Chemistry and Water Quality at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 9. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 28 pp + Appendices.

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Volume 10

Withdrawn

 
Volume 11

Bowen, M.D., B.B. Baskerville-Bridges, K.W. Frizell, L. Hess, C.A. Karp, S.M. Siegfried, and S.L. Wynn. 2004. Empirical and Experimental Analyses of Secondary Louver Efficiency at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, March 1996 to November 1997. Tracy Fish Facility Studies. Volume 11. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Denver Technical Service Center. 33 pp + Figures.

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Volume 12

Fausch, K.  2000.  Reducing Predation Mortality at the Tracy Fish Test Facility: Review and Analysis of Potential Solutions. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 12. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Denver Technical Service Center, and Colorado State University. 18 pp + Figures.

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Volume 13

Portz, D., D. Craft, B. Bridges, and R. Silva. 2009. Guidelines for Research and Authorship. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 13. Revised and Expanded. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 101 pp.

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Volume 14

White, R., B. Mefford, and C. Liston. 2000. Evaluation of Mitten Crab Exclusion Technology during 1999 at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 14. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center, and USGS Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Montana State University. 60 pp.

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Volume 15

Withdrawn

 
Volume 16

Helfrich, L., C. Liston, B. Mefford, and R. Bark. 2000. Assessment of Survival and Condition of Fish passed through a Hidrostal Pump at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 16. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 18 pp.

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Volume 17

Craft, D., Housewright, R., Mao, L., and J. Fields. 2002. Semi-Continuous Water Quality Measurements at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, California, April 2000 to March 2001. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 17. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 22 pp. + Appendices.

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Volume 18

Haefner, J.W. and M.D. Bowen. 2002. Physical-based Model of Fish Movements in Fish Extraction Facilities. Ecological Modeling. 152, 227-245.

Journal Reprint: Contact Journal for reprint copy.

Volume 19

Kubitschek, J.  2002.  Physical and Computational Model Studies to Improve Hydraulic Performance of the Primary Bypasses at TFCF, Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 19. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 22 pp + Appendices.

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Volume 20

Withdrawn

 
Volume 21

Cohen, A.N., and A. Weinstein.  2001. The Potential Distribution of Chinese Mitten Crabs (Eriocheir sinensis) in Selected Waters of the Western United States with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Facilities. Volume 21. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center, and San Francisco Estuary Institute, Oakland, California. 61 pp.

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Volume 22

Craft, D., Housewright, R., and J. Fields. 2003. Semi-continuous Water Quality Measurements at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, California, April 2001 to March 2002. Volume 22. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 66 pp. including appendix.

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Volume 23

Withdrawn

Volume 24

Helfrich, L.A., Bark, R., Liston, C.R., and B. Mefford. 2003. Survival and Condition of Striped Bass, Steelhead, Delta Smelt, and Wakasagi Passed through a Hidrostal Pump at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 24. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 33 pp.

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Volume 25

Borthwick, S.M., and C.R. Liston. 2003. Survival and External Condition of 200 - 300 mm Rainbow Trout Passed through an Archimedes Lift and a Hidrostal Pump at Red Bluff Research Pumping Plant. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 25. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 33 pp.

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Volume 26

Craft, D., Housewright, R., and J. Fields. 2004. Semi-Continuous Water Quality Measurements at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, California, April 2002 to March 2003. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 26. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 43 pp.

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Volume 27

Hanna, L., R. Bark, M. Bowen., B. Mefford, R. Lopez, and R Siegle. 2010. Passive and Passive-Active Separator Fish Sorting Studies for Tracy Fish Collection Facility. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 27. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 36 pp.

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Volume 28

Johnson, P.L., M. Campbell, and J.A. Higgs. 2004. Physical Model Study of a Primary Bypass Intake With Louvers at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 28. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 34 pp. + appendices.

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Volume 29

Portz, D.E., C.M. Woodley, J.J. Cech, Jr., and C.R. Liston. 2005. Effects of Short-Term Holding of Fishes: A Synthesis and Review. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 29. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 85 pp.

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Volume 30

Wang, J.C.S., L. Lynch, B. Bridges, and L. Grimaldo. 2005. Using Morphometric Characteristics to Identify the Early Life Stages of Two Sympatric Osmerids (Delta smelt and wakasagi, Hypomesus transpacificus and H. nipponensis) in the San Francisco Estuary, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 30. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical
Service Center. 46 pp.

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Tech. Bul. 2006-1

Wang, J.C.S., . 2006.  Early Life History Comparison of the Green Sturgeon, Acipenser medirostris, and White Sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus, of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Technical Bulletin 2006-1. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 24 pp.

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Volume 31

Sutphin, Z.A., B.B. Bridges, B. Baskerville-Bridges, and R.C. Reyes. 2007.  Evaluation of Current and Historical 10-Minute-Count Screens at The Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 31. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 45 pp.

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Volume 32

Wang, J.C.S., and R.C. Reyes. 2007.  A Key to Early Life Stages and Early Life Histories of Cyprinids in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California: with Emphasis on Splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus, Spawning in the Suisun Bay and Delta. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 32. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region. 150 pp.

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Volume 33

Boutwell, J.E., and D. Sisneros. 2006. Water Born Debris Removal Evaluations using a Traveling Screen at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, California, Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 33. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 45 pp.

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Volume 34

Sutphin, Z. A. 2008. High Pressure Injection of a Photonic Marking Agent: Mark Retention and Effects on Survival in Juvenile Striped Bass, Morone saxatilis, and Adult Delta Smelt, Hypomesus transpacificus. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 34. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 21 pp.

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Volume 35

Sutphin, Z. A., and B. B. Bridges. 2008. Increasing Juvenile Fish Salvage Efficiency at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility: An Analysis of Increased Bypass Ratio During Low Primary Velocities Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies.  Volume 35. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 38 pp.

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Volume 36

Reyes, R.C., B. Bird, and P. Raquel.  2007.  Guide to the Fishes of the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Revised Edition. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies, Volume 36. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 45 pp.

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Ph.D. Dissertation

Portz, D.E.  2007. Fish-holding-associated Stress in Sacramento River Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) at South Delta Fish Salvage Operations: Effects on Plasma Constituents, Swimming Performance, and Predator Avoidance.  Doctoral Dissertation. University of California, Davis. 161 pp.

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Volume 37

Craft, D., M. Del Hoyo, R. Housewright, and J. Fields.  2008. Semi-Continuous Water Quality Measurements at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility: 7-Year Summary.  Volume 37. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 107 pp.

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Volume 38

Wang, J.C.S.  2007. Spawning, Early Life Stages, and Early Life Histories of the
Osmerids Found in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California
. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 38. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 110 pp.

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Volume 39

Karp, C., and J. Lyons. 2008. Evaluation of Fish Holding at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 39. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 26 pp.

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Volume 40

DeMoyer, C.  2007.  Hydraulic Performance Evaluation of the Replacement Primary
Bypass Intakes and Transition Boxes at Tracy Fish Collection Facility
. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies.  Volume 40.  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 91 pp.

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Volume 41

Craft, D., B. Fowler, R. Housewright, L. Mao, and J. Fields. 2008. Composite Sampling and Analysis of Low Concentration Organic Compounds and Trace Elements in Surface Waters at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 41.  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 124 pp.

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Tech. Bul. 2008-1

Boutwell, J. E., D. Sisneros, and D. Craft. 2008. Standard Operating Procedures for the Debris Removal System and Traveling Screen, Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy , California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies.  Tracy Technical Bulletin 2008-1.  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 126 pp.

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Tech. Bul. 2008-2

Z.A. Sutphin. and B.J. Wu. 2008. Changes in Water Quality During Fish-Hauling Operations at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Tracy Technical Bulletin 2008-2.  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 18 pp.

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Volume 42

Wang, J.C.S., and R.C. Reyes. 2008.  Early Life Stages and Life Histories of Centrarchids in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta System, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 42. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 112pp.

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Volume 43

Sisneros , D., J.E. Boutwell, and K. Zehfuss. (in progress).  Evaluation of Various Mechanical Debris Systems for the Removal of Naturally Incoming Debris at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, Tracy, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 43. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center.

Draft in Preparation: Contact Don Portz for estimated publication date.

Tech. Bul. 2008-3

Reyes, René C. 2008. Embryogenesis and Ammocoete Morphological Development of the Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus  Gairdner, 1836) from the American River, California. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Tracy Technical Bulletin 2008-3.  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 34 pp.

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Tech. Bul. 2010-1

Sutphin, Z.A. and J. Morinaka.  2010.  Evaluation of Calcein Immersion for Batch-Marking Fish: Survivability and Mark Retention in Delta Smelt and Sacramento Splittail.  Tracy Technical Bulletin 2010-1.  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center.  19 pp.

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Tech. Bul. 2010-2

Reyes, René C.  2010.  Descriptions of the Early Life Stages of Three Common Ictalurids from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California.  Tracy Technical Bulletin 2010-2.  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center.  51 pp.

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Tech. Report 2010

Wang, J.C.S.  2010.  Fishes of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary and Adjacent Waters, California: A Guide to Early Life Histories.  Interagency Ecological Program Technical Report No. 9. (originally published 1986). U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center.  690 pp.

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Volume 44 Special Publication

Wang, J.C.S. 2011. Fishes of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and Adjacent Waters, California: A Guide to Early Life Histories. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 44. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 441 pp.

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Tech. Bul. 2011-1

Reyes, René C. 2011. Dichotomous Key to Fish Eggs of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Tracy Technical Bulletin 2011-1. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 35 pp.

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Volume 47

Svoboda, Connie. 2011. Modifications to Bypass System Operations to Improve Hydraulics at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Volume 47. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 27 pp.

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Hydraulic Lab. TM PAP-1034

Heiner, Bryan J. 2011. Concept Level Design of Additional Fish Holding Tanks. Tracy Fish Collection Facility. Hydraulic Laboratory Technical Memorandum PAP-1034. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Technical Service Center. Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services Group. 20 pp.

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Hydraulic Lab. TM PAP-1035

Mortensen, Joshua D. 2011.Concept Level Design of a Fish-Friendly Pump System. Tracy Fish Collection Facility. Hydraulic Laboratory Technical Memorandum PAP-1035. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Technical Service Center. Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services Group. 34 pp.

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Hydraulic Lab. HL-2011-10

Heiner, B.J. and B.W. Mefford. 2011. Physical Hydraulic Modeling of Secondary Louver Replacement at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility. Hydraulic Laboratory Report HL-2011-10. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Technical Service Center. Hydraulic Investigations and Laboratory Services Group. 36 pp.

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Tech. Bul. 2012-1

Reyes, R., Z. Sutphin, and B. Bridges. 2012. Effectiveness of Fine Mesh Screening a Holding Tank in Retaining Larval and Juvenile Fish at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies. Tracy Technical Bulletin 2012-1. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 20 pp.

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Volume 48

Svoboda, Connie and M. Horn. 2013. Laboratory Design and Testing of an Electrical Crowder for Predator Reduction at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility. Volume 48. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region and Denver Technical Service Center. 45 pp.

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