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Every year, the Department of Water Resources issues technical bulletins, reports, and other publications and media documenting the measurement, protection, use, and management of California's water resources. This DWR Publications Repository is a partial and growing list of the publications and other media produced and distributed by the Department.

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Toggle Image Comprehensive Needs Assessment For Chinook Salmon Habitat Improvement Projects In The San Joaquin River Basin 1994
Description: This 93 page report was written by the Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin District for the Department of Fish and Game. It identifies types and locations of projects that can be constructed to improve salmon habitat on the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced Rivers.
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Toggle Image Merced River Gravel Augmentation Project Monitoring Report 12/01/2004 (PDF, 7.84 MB)
Description: The Merced Hatchery Project is on the Merced River near Snelling, just below the Crocker-Huffman dam. Originally constructed in 1991, the project consisted of excavation and replacement of bed material in approximately 400 feet of channel to improve salmon spawning conditions. The project has since evolved into a gravel replenishment site, with about 200 feet of the channel being periodically filled with suitable spawning material.
Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project - Ratzlaff Reach Engineering Report 03/01/2000
Description: This phase of the project is located on the Merced River between river miles 40.0 and 40.5, approximately 6 miles southwest of the town of Snelling. It was Phase II (Ratzlaff Reach) of the Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project (MRSHEP), but the first construction phase.
Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project Final Initial Study/Environmental Assessment 03/01/2001 (PDF, 9.33 MB)
Description: The Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement project involves habitat enhancement and restoration of approximately 4.5 miles of the Merced River centered about the Highway 59 crossing.
Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project Phase II - Ratzlaff Reach, Spring 2001 Geomorphic Monitoring Report 03/27/2002 (PDF, NA)
Description: This report summarizes the monitoring activities on the Ratzlaff Reach during the years 2000 and 2001. The project was originally constructed in 1999 and is subject to an ongoing monitoring program and periodic reporting.
Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project Phase III - Robinson Reach Engineering Report 06/01/2001
Description: This phase of the Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project (MRSHEP) is located on the Merced River between river miles 42 and 44, just upstream of the Highway 59 bridge. It consists of two of the five reaches of the MRSHEP, plus an adjacent 2000 foot reach upstream. The project was originally approved for funding under the Delta Pumping Plant Fish Protection (Four Pumps) Agreement, CALFED, and by the Department of Fish and Game (Proposition 70 Funds) in 1998.
Main Body (PDF, 9.93 MB)
Appendix A (PDF, 7.26 MB)
Appenidx B (PDF, 425 KB)
Appendix C (PDF, 4.13 MB)
Appendix D (PDF, 6.84 MB)
Appendix E (PDF, 1.66 MB)
Appendix F (PDF, 2.12 MB)
Appendix G (PDF, 1.82 MB)
Appendix H (PDF, 9.97 MB)
Appendix I (PDF, 644 KB)
Appendix J (PDF, 120 KB)
Appendix K (PDF, 3.99 MB)
Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project Phase III - Robinson Reach, Final Engineering and Construction Report 08/01/2002
Description: This phase of the Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project (MRSHEP) is located on the Merced River between river miles 42 and 44, just upstream of the Highway 59 bridge. It consists of two of the five reaches of the MRSHEP, plus an adjacent 2000 foot reach upstream. The project was originally approved for funding under the Delta Pumping Plant Fish Protection (Four Pumps) Agreement, CALFED, and by the Department of Fish and Game (Proposition 70 Funds) in 1998.
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Toggle Image Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project Robinson Reach (Phase III) 2004 Geomorphic Monitoring Report 02/01/2006 (PDF, NA)
Description: This phase of the Merced River Salmon Habitat Enhancement Project (MRSHEP) is located on the Merced River between river miles 42 and 44, just upstream of the Highway 59 bridge. It consists of two of the five reaches of the MRSHEP, plus an adjacent 2000 foot reach upstream. The project was originally approved for funding under the Delta Pumping Plant Fish Protection (Four Pumps) Agreement, CALFED, and by the Department of Fish and Game (Proposition 70 Funds) in 1998.
Toggle Image Riparian Vegetation of the San Joaquin River 05/01/2002 (PDF, 6.15 MB)
Description: The focus of this study is to identify, describe and map the extent and diversity of riparian habitats found along the main stem of the San Joaquin River, to document the diversity and distribution of plant species, both native and introduced, to locate and map invasive exotic vegetation, and to provide necessary information toward the development of a map of restoration potential along the river.
Toggle Image Tuolumne River La Grange Gravel Addition Project Phase II Geomorphic Monitoring Report 12/01/2004 (PDF, 3.64 MB)
Description: The project site is located near the town of La Grange on the Tuolumne River. The lower portions of the Tuolumne River have been deprived of coarse sediment. Since the construction of La Grange Dam in 1893, coarse sediment supply from the upper Tuolumne River watershed is no longer supplied to the lower reaches of the river. This causes bed degradation, bed coarsening, and loss of alluvial deposits which negatively impacts salmon production by reducing quantity and quality of spawning and rearing habitat. The purpose of this project is to augment the coarse sediment supply to the lower Tuolumne River with clean, graded gravel that is intended to mimic the natural process of coarse sediment supply transport.

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