Three-Year Summary of Fish Salvaged at the TFCF

These data represent the period of April 1, 2000 through March 31, 2003. For this period, average pumping at the Tracy Pumping Plant was 2,480,000 acre-ft/year and total fish salvage was 6,520,000 fish/year. Daily salvage estimates were based on 10-minute counts performed at the TFCF and reported to the California Department of Fish and Game. Data are rounded to three significant figures.

Common Name Genus and Species Family Fish Salvaged/year, 3-Year Average 3-Year Percent of Fish Salvaged
Threadfin shad Dorosoma petenense Clupeidae 4,550,000 69.8%
Striped bass Morone saxatilis Moronidae 771,000 11.8%
American shad Alosa sapidissima Clupeidae 541,000 8.30%
Yellowfin goby Acanthogobius flavimanus Gobiidae 270,000 4.14%
White catfish Ameiurus catus Ictaluridae 119,000 1.83%
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Centrarchidae 79,100 1.21%
Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Salmonidae 31,900 0.488%
Inland silverside Menidia beryllina Atherinidae 30,300 0.465%
Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides Centrarchidae 24,300 0.373%
Splittail Pogonichthys macrolepidotus Cyprinidae 23,200 0.356%
Delta smelt Hypomesus transpacificus Osmeridae 19,300 0.296%
Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Ictaluridae 17,200 0.264%
Longfin smelt Spirinchus thaleichthys Osmerdidae 16,100 0.246%
Golden shiner Notemigonus crysoleucas Cyprinidae 7,410 0.114%
Prickly sculpin Cottus asper Cottidae 4,770 0.0732%
Steelhead trout Oncorhynchus mykiss Salmonidae 4,350 0.0668%
Black crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus Centrarchidae 1,420 0.0217%
Redear sunfish Lepomis microlophus Centrarchidae 1,220 0.0187%
Lampreys, all species     1,210 0.0186%
Shimofuri goby Tridentiger bifasciatus Gobiidae 1,180 0.0180%
Bigscale logperch Percina macrolepida Percidae 1,050 0.0160%
Warmouth Lepomis gulosus Centrarchidae 932 0.0143%
Tule perch Hysterocarpus traski Embiotocidae 460 <0.010%
Threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus Gasterosteidae 292 < 0.010%
Brown bullhead Ameiurus nebulosus Ictaluridae 280 <0.010%
Sacramento sucker Catostomus occidentalis Catostomidae 192 < 0.010%
Mosquitofish Gambusia affinus Poeciliidae 188 < 0.010%
Common carp Cyprinus carpio Cyprinidae 173 < 0.010%
Wakasagi Hypomesus nipponensis Osmeridae 148 < 0.010%
Pacific staghorn sculpin Leptocottus armatus Cottidae 76 < 0.010%
Fathead minnow Pimephales promelas Cyprinidae 72 < 0.010%
White crappie Pomoxis annularis Centrarchidae 64 < 0.010%
Striped mullet Mugil cephalus Mugilidae 44 < 0.001%
Riffle sculpin Cottus gulosus Cottidae 40 < 0.001%
Starry Flounder Platichthys stellatus Pleuronectidae 36 < 0.001%
Red shiner Cyprinella lutrensis Cyprinidae 28 < 0.001%
Goldfish Carassius auratus Cyprinidae 24 < 0.001%
Sacramento blackfish Orthodon microlepidotus Cyprinidae 24 < 0.001%
Blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus Ictaluridae 16 < 0.001%
Sacramento pikeminnow Ptychocheilus grandis Cyprinidae 12 < 0.0001%
Black bullhead Ameiurus melas Ictaluridae 9 < 0.001%
Chameleon goby Tridentiger trigonocephalus Gobiidae 8 < 0.001%
Green sturgeon Acipenser medirostris Acipenseridae 8 < 0.001%
Hardhead Mylopharodon conocephalus Cyprinidae 4 < 0.001%
Hitch Lavinia exilicauda Cyprinidae 4 < 0.001%
Miscellaneous Species     4 < 0.001%

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

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Last Updated: 9/13/19