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 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.

Summer/Fall 2021

New Tracy Series Publications
No. Description
Series Volume 57 Hammen, Jeremy J., Clarence D. Fullard, Zachary A. Sutphin, Brandon J. Wu, René C. Reyes, Christopher L. Hart, Michele N. Johnson, Javier B. Miranda, Thomas V. Agosta, Mark D. Bowen, and Kenneth M. Cash. 2021. Fish Release Site Predation Monitoring. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies, Tracy Series Volume 57. Bureau of Reclamation, California-Great Basin Region, 57 pp.
View Abstract (DOCX - 74 KB) | View Full Report (PDF - 2.1 MB)
Series Volume 56 Wu, Brandon J., R.C. Reyes, C.L. Hart, K.K. Kumagai, and J.B. Miranda. 2021. Use of Predation Detection Acoustic Tags to Estimate Juvenile Chinook Salmon Salvage Efficiency and Loss. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies, Tracy Series Volume 56. Bureau of Reclamation, California-Great Basin Region, 106 pp.
View Abstract (DOCX - 40 KB) | View Full Report (PDF - 2.7 MB)
Technical Bulletin 2021-1 Wu, Brandon J. and Zachary A. Sutphin. 2021.  Estimation of Tracy Fish Collection Facility Fish-Haul Truck Biomass Capacity. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies, Tracy Technical Bulletin 2021-1. Bureau of Reclamation, California-Great Basin Region, 50 pp.
View Abstract (DOCX - 39 KB) | View Full Report (PDF - 1.5 MB)
Technical Bulletin 2020-1 Reyes, René C., Brandon J. Wu, and Zachary A. Sutphin. 2020. Predation of Juvenile Delta Smelt in the Bypass Pipes and Secondary Channel at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility. Tracy Fish Collection Facility Studies, Tracy Technical Bulletin 2020-01. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, 32 pp.
View Abstract (DOCX - 39 KB) | View Full Report (PDF - 2.8 MB)
New Research Study Plans
Date Description
August 2021 FY22 Proposal Package for Tracy Fish Facility Improvement Program” August 2021 report
View Full Report (PDF - 923 KB)
July 2020 FY21 Proposal Package for Tracy Fish Facility Improvement Program” July 2020 report
View Full Report (PDF - 81.2 MB)

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

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Last Updated: 9/9/21