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Dean Messer, Chief

3500 Industrial Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 376-9699

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

 

 

Feather River Program Surveys

The Feather River Program was established to conduct Feather River fishery studies. The initial emphasis was to estimate adult abundance for both spring-run and fall-run Chinook salmon, and to conduct tagging studies using young fish from Feather River Hatchery. The Program has expanded in recent years and also supports additional fishery studies commissioned for the Oroville Facilities relicensing through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Click here to see a map of the Lower Feather River.

Rotary Screw Trap
  Rotary Screw Trap Survey
In 1996 DWR began to monitor salmon and steelhead in support of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relicensing of the State Water Project's...

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Escapement Survey
  Chinook Salmon Escapement Survey
The salmon carcass survey provides information crucial to monitoring, management and conservation of the Feather River’s salmon populations...

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Creel Survey
 

Snorkel Survey
The snorkeling surveys are predominantly performed to examine the distribution, abundance and habitat preference of...
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Creel Survey
 

Redd Dewatering and Juvenile Stranding
Since 2001, DWR has conducted redd dewatering and juvenile salmonid stranding surveys to assess the impact of water operations on the population of juvenile salmonids in the Lower Feather River...
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Creel Survey
 

Steelhead Redd Surveys
As part of the Oroville Facilities Relicensing process and OCAP BO requirements we perform steelhead redd surveys to identify the location...
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Creel Survey
 

Sturgeon
The Oroville Dam and its associated facilities prevent sturgeon migration to the upper Feather River so it is important to...
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Creel Survey
 

Beach Seining
Beach seining is used to augment screw trapping for the purpose of ...
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