Stanislaus Annotated Bibliography Fisheries Resources Bermingham, T. 2000. Lower Stanislaus River. www.FlyFishNorcal.net. Accessed 2002 25, Sept. This paper gives directions to favorite flyfishing locations along the Stanislaus. The paper also gives tips on when and how to catch rainbow trout, steelhead, king salmon, striped bass and small and large mouth bass. Butler, Robert L. and David P. Borgeson. 1965. California ―Catchable‖ Trout Fisheries. California Department of Fish and Game Inland Fisheries Branch. Fish Bulletin 127. 44 pp. This report provides tables with fisheries information for several major tributaries in the state, including the Stanislaus River. Tables included in the report are: Sampling Level and Duration of Creel Census Studies, Harvest and Mortality Rates of Experimental Plants and Catchable-sized Rainbow Trout, Angling Intensity and Angling Quality on Water Studied, and a Comparison of Study Plant Sizes with Plant Sizes Calculated to Produce Plant-to-Plant survival of 0.5. California Department of Fish and Game. 1990. Central Valley Salmon and Steelhead Restoration and Enhancement Plan. Inland Fisheries Division. 115 pp. The restoration plan provides descriptions of Salmon in the Upper Sacramento River, the Lower Sacramento River, the Eastside Delta Tributaries, the San Joaquin River, and the Delta. The plan also addresses restoration and enhancement needs and studies, and also the proposed actions for implementing the plan. California Department of Water Resources. 1994. San Joaquin River Tributaries Spawning Gravel Assessment Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced Rivers. Northern District. 34 pp. This report documents the spawning gravel quality and quantity in the lower Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced Rivers, about 55 river miles of the San Joaquin basin. The assessment includes surface and bulk sampling and spawning gravel, measuring spawning gravel area, and observing river conditions such as vegetative encroachment or predominance of fines in riffles. This assessment was performed under the terms of a contract with the California Department of Fish and Game, and work was performed by the Northern District. California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.1998. Biological Assessment: Effects of Central Valley Project and State Water Project on Steelhead and Spring-run Chinook salmon. Administrative Draft. 322 pp. This report presents information and results of analysis to assess the impacts of existing operations of the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project (SWP) on the central valley steelhead trout and the spring-run chinook salmon. This report provides the basis for formal consultation and the resulting biological opinions for existing CVP and SWP operations, as required for the central valley steelhead trout under the Federal Endangered Species Act and for spring-run chinook salmon under the State Endangered Species Act. In addition, the report provides the basis for a conference opinion from the National Marine Fisheries Service for spring-run chinook salmon, a species proposed for listing under the Federal Endangered Species Act. Calfed Bay Delta Program. 1998. Monitoring, Assessment, and Research on Central Valley Steelhead: Status of Knowledge, Review of Existing Programs, and Assessment of Needs. Interagency Ecological Program Steelhead Project Work Team. http://www.calfed.water.ca.gov Accessed 1999 28 Oct. 26 pp. This paper gives an overview of life history, taxonomy, and population structure of steelhead, its habitat criteria and stressors. It also discusses recent and existing monitoring and research efforts in the Sacramento River system, and in the San Joaquin River System, and also in the Sacramento-San Joaquin estuary. The paper identifies knowledge gaps, and proposed additional research and monitoring plans. Cannon, Thomas C.. 1982. Status of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Chinook Salmon and Factors Related to Their Decline. Enviroshpere Company for the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Region. 11 pp. This report describes the chinook salmon runs in the San Joaquin River system, the Feather River, Yuba River and American River systems, and in the main stem and upper tributaries of the Sacramento River. It discusses the role of hatcheries, and artificial spawning channels, and then describes the factors related to the decline of chinook salmon. Cramer, Steven P.. 1995. 1995 ACWA Steelhead Restoration Recommendations: Recommendations for Restoration of Steelhead Populations in California. Prepared by S.P. Cramer and Associates, Inc. for the Association of California Water Agencies. <http://www.spcramer.com > Accessed 1999 25 Feb. This report was prepared on behalf of the Association of California Water Agencies. The report focuses on recommendations for restoring healthy steelhead populations, and was prepared for submittal to National Marine Fisheries Service for their use in determining if steelhead in California would be listed under the Endangered Species Act. Cramer, Steven P.1995. ACWA Steelhead Status Review: The Status of Steelhead Populations in California in Regards to the Endangered Species Act. Prepared by S.P. Cramer & Associates, Inc. for the Association of California Water Agencies. <http://www.spcramer.com > Accessed 1999 25 Feb. Information presented in this report includes: 1) A determination of which steelhead population groupings in California qualify as Evolutionary Significant Units (ESU’s); 2) A determination of the extent and causes of run depressions; 3) An assessment of the risks that threaten persistence of each ESU. The report is intended to provide information to National Marine Fisheries Service that will be useful in their determination as to whether to list steelhead as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. Cramer, Steven P. Miscellaneous Papers <http:// www.spcramer.com> Accessed 1999 25 Feb. a) List of fisheries Consultants b) Caswell Weekly Summaries 1-5 c) Oakdale Weekly Summaries 1-10 d) Weekly Summary Reports for the Oakdale Trapping Station. e) Stanislaus River Flow and Chinook Catch at Caswell Davis, Keith. 1998. Developing the Information and Communication Infrastructure Needed to improve the health of Fisheries and the Riparian Ecosystem in the Lower Stanislaus River. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Mid Pacific Region. 8 pp. This paper gives a project description and approach to developing the communication infrastructure, discusses location and geographic boundaries of the project, and the expected benefits. It also provides a brief background and biological justification for the project, and the proposed scope of work. The paper also discusses monitoring and data evaluation, and implementability, costs and schedules, third party impacts, and applicant qualifications. Demko, Douglas B. 1996. American Fisheries Society Presentation. S.P. Cramer & Associates, Inc. <http://www.spcramer.com > Accessed 1999 25 Feb. This is an outline for a paper delivered to the Western Division American fisheries Society annual meeting in Eugene Oregon, July 17, 1996. The name of the presentation was the Effects of Pulse Flows on Outmigration of Juvenile Chinook in the Stanislaus River. Demko, Douglas B. and Steven P. Cramer. 1997. Outmigrant Trapping of Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Stanislaus River Caswell State Park Site Final Report 1996. S.P Cramer and Associates, Inc. and CH2M.102 pp. In 1996, S.P. Cramer and Associates, Inc. (SPCA) was retained to sample with rotary screw traps in the lower Stanislaus River with the goal of estimating the number, size, and timing of juvenile chinook migrating from the Stanislaus River. Additionally, recover marked juvenile chinook released upstream near Knights Ferry and Oakdale to determine migration rate and survival through the Stanislaus River. Demko, Douglas B. and Steven P. Cramer. 1998. Outmigrant Trapping of Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Stanislaus River Caswell State Park Site 1997. S.P Cramer and Associates, Inc. and CH2M.144 pp. Sampling at the Caswell site in 1997 are reported in this document. Results include estimating the number, size, and timing of juvenile chinook migrating from the Stanislaus River. No Study on the migration rates and survival of hatchery fish was done because no fish were available from MRFF to mark and release above Oakdale. Hallock, Richard J. and William F. Van Woert. 1959. A Survey of Anadromous Fish Losses in Irrigation Diversions from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. California Department of Fish and Game, Inland Fisheries Branch. p.227-267 This study includes an overall survey and a general evaluation of fish losses in the diversions, with specific fish loss data obtained for certain diversions under consideration for screening. To determine this general picture of the losses through pumps, the area between Princeton and Meridian on the Sacramento River and between Stockton and Patterson on the San Joaquin River were selected for the study. Kondolf, Mathias G., et.al. 1996. Salmon Spawning Habitat Rehabilitation in the Merced, Tuolumne, and Stanislaus Rivers, California: An Evaluation of Project Planning and Performance. University of California water Resources Center Report No. 90. ISBN 1-887192-04-2. 144pp. This report presents the results of the field surveys and calculations for the Tuolumne River Riffle 1B Site and the Stanislaus River RM 50.4 Site, where riffle rehabilitation projects were completed in 1994. McEwan, Dennis and Terry A. Jackson. 1996. Steelhead Restoration and Management Plan for California. California Department of Fish and Game Inland Fisheries Division, Sacramento.234 pp. This document provides guidelines for steelhead restoration and management, to be integrated into current and future planning processes for specific river and stream systems. It also identifies those needs specific to steelhead and is intended to augment current anadromous fish restoration plans. Specific action items are identified where urgency is needed to prevent the extirpation of wild populations. Mesick, Carl. 1997. A Fall 1996 Study of Spawning Habitat Limitations for Fall-Run Chinook Salmon in the Stanislaus River Between Goodwin Dam and Riverbank, Review Draft. Prepared for the Stockton East Water District and Neumiller and Beardslee. Stockton, California. 27pp and Figures 1-56. This study, which was conducted in fall 1996, further investigated the interaction between intragravel dissolved oxygen concentration, groundwater flow from aquifers, and sediment loading associated with storm runoff in the Stanislaus River’s spawning reach. Another objective of the study was to determine whether artificial redds with piezometers reflected the intragravel conditions in actual salmon redds. Mesick, Carl. 1998. The Effects of San Joaquin River Flows and The Combined Export rates of the Central Valley Project and the Stat Water Project During October on the number of Adult San Joaquin Chinook Salmon that stray into East- Side Rivers and the Sacramento Basin. Prepared for the Stockton East Water District and Herum, Crabtree, Dyer, Zolezzi and Terpstra, LLP. Stockton, California. 19 pp. This report describes a three-pronged investigation of the effects of fall make-up pumping on the straying of adult San Joaquin chinook salmon. The first is a reevaluation of the data collected by Hallock et al.(1970) from 1964 to 1967 on the migratory behavior of tagged and untagged adult San Joaquin salmon in the Delta. The second is an evaluation of the recovery of adult salmon that were released in the San Joaquin basin as coded-wire tagged juveniles reared at the Merced River Fish Facility. The third part evaluates the correlation between fall export rates and the expected escapement of adult salmon in the Stanislaus and Tuolumne rivers from 1953 to 1995. Mesick, Carl. 1998. Restoration and Adaptive Management Plan for the Stanislaus River, Second Review Draft. Stanislaus River Stakeholders Fisher Task Force. 29 pp. The restoration actions described in this Plan are those that the Fishery Task Force members believe to have a high probability of success of achieving the doubling of chinook salmon production in the Stanislaus River between Goodwin dam and the confluence with the San Joaquin River. In addition, the Plan includes a preliminary study of degraded habitat conditions and watershed activities that must be conducted before restoration or management actions can be recommended by all of the Task Force members. Mesick, Carl. 1998. Studies of Spawning Habitat for Fall-Run Chinook Salmon in the Stanislaus River Between Goodwin Dam and Riverbank from 1994-1997, Review Draft. Carl Mesick Consultants. El Dorado, California. 32pp. This report describes three years of spawning surveys from fall 1995 to fall 1997 that evaluated two questions: 1) How much of the spawning habitat in the Stanislaus River’s primary spawning reach was unsuitable for spawning? 2) Whether a riffle restoration project implemented in the summer of 1994 and a gravel augmentation project in the summer of 1997, improved spawning conditions for salmon. This report presents a summary of the surveys conducted in the Stanislaus River from 1994 to 1997. Mesick, Carl. Potential Limiting Factors for Fall-run Chinook salmon in the San Joaquin River Tributaries. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Anadromous Fish Restoration Program. Stockton, California. 26 pp. This report describes a conceptual model developed to provide a framework to summarize the existing studies and identify hypotheses and assumptions regarding possible limiting factors for the fall-run chinook salmon populations in the Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced Rivers, tributaries to the San Joaquin River in the Central Valley. The model is based on ecological interactions between habitat features, stressors, and specific life stages of salmonids. Moyle, Peter B. and Roland A. Knapp. 1995. Fish and Fisheries of the Sierra Nevada. University of California, Davis. 57 pp. The purpose of this paper is to examine patterns in fish assemblages by documenting: 1) the original distribution patterns of the native fishes, 2) present status of native fishes; 3) changes in the distribution and abundance of chinook salmon; 4) the expansion of populations of non-native fishes; 5) the effects of the changing fish fauna on fisheries; and 6) conservation implication of the changes. Richardson, T. 1980. History and Current Status of Major Salmon Producing Systems in California. Unpublished report. 23 pp. This report describes salmon runs in California during the early 1900’s to 1980. The report describes salmon counts in the coastal rivers including the Klamath River and Eel River, and runs in the Central Valley River systems including the San Joaquin River and the Sacramento River. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1995. Central Valley Project Improvement Act Report to Congress: Final Report to Congress on the Central Valley Project Impacts to the Anadromous Fish Resource, Fisheries, and Associated Economic, Social or Cultural Interests. Final report. This report attempts to respond to the requirements of Sections 3406(f) of the CVPIA and describe the impacts that the CVP may have had on the anadromous fish resource and its utilization. The report quantifies the historical changes in fish habitat associated with the construction and operation of the CVP. The report also quantifies historical changes in commercial and recreational harvests, as well as inventory the social and cultural changes to fishermen, Indian tribes, fishing communities and the fishing industry. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1997. Revised Draft Restoration Plan for the Anadromous Fish Restoration Program, A Plan to Increase Natural Production of Anadromous Fish in the Central Valley of California. Prepared for the Secretary of the Interior. Prepared under authority of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act. May 30, 1997. 110 pp. The Restoration Plan presents the goal, objectives, and strategies of the Anadromous Fish Restoration Program (AFRP); describes how the AFRP identified and prioritized reasonable actions and evaluations; lists those actions and evaluations; and notes those actions and evaluations that are already underway or that may be implemented in the near future. Yoshiyama, R.M., E.R. Gerstung, F.W. Fisher, P.B. Moyle. 1996. Historical and Present Distribution of Chinook Salmon in the Central Valley Drainage of California. Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project final report to Congress. Davis : Centers for Water and Wildland Resources, University of California, 1996. Vol. 3 p. 309-361 This report consolidates historical and current information on the distribution and abundance of chinook salmon in the major tributary streams of the Central Valley in order to provide a comprehensive assessment of the extent to which salmon figured in the historical landscape of the Central Valley region. General History Barrett, S.A. and E.W. Gifford. 1933. Miwok Material Culture – Indian Life of the Yosemite Region. Bulletin of Milwaukee Public Museum. Vol. 2, Num. 4, March 1933. Yosemite Natural History Association, Inc. Yosemite National Park, California. Excerpts from the book on Taking of Fishes by the Miwok, and fishing techniques. Brennan, Florabel Mckenzie. Along the Stanislaus 1806-1906. 1956. Oakdale, California. 32 pp. Historical accounts of people and conditions in Stanislaus. Chapter 3 ―Along the Stanislaus‖ describes: 1) Old Songs; 2) Mottoes; 3) Spearing Salmon; 4) Christmas Memories; 5) Chinese; 6) Ladies’ Improvement Club; 7) Reflections; 8) Spring; 9) Autumn; 10) Mothers. Brotherton, I.N.. 1982. Annals of Stanislaus County. Vol. I River Towns and Ferries. Western Tanager Press. Santa Cruz. 173 pp. This chronicle of historical events is divided into three parts, namely the San Joaquin, the Stanislaus, and the Tuolumne Rivers. Each part contains chapters on ferries, local towns and cities, and other points of interest. Riverbank Historical Society. 1999. City of Riverbank History. <http://www.riverbank.org> Accessed 1999 25 Feb. This short article give information of the Laquisimas Indians, Major Jame Burney, Burneyville Ferry Crossing, and the Roundhouse, Train Station. Criswell, John F. 1972. Knight’s Ferry’s Golden Past. Oakdale, California. 63 pp. Historical accounts of Knight’s Ferry from descendants of pioneer families of Oakdale. Costello, Julia G. 1983. Melones – A story of a Stanislaus Rivertown. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Mid-Pacific Region. Sacramento, California. 66 pp. Table of Contents. Fitch, Frank B. 1936. History of California Mining Districts Columbia Series- The Sierra Miwok. California Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks. Berkeley, California. Short excerpt on Fishing and food gathering Friends of the River. 1999. A Friends of the River Timeline, 25 Years of Effective Conservation Advocacy. Headwaters. Fall 1998. <http:// www.webcom.com> Accessed 1999 25 Feb. This timeline shows events which affected water resources in the Stanislaus River from 1973 to 1998. Jackson, W. Turrentine and Stephen D. Mikesell. 1979. The Stanislaus River Drainage Basin and the New Melones Dam – Historical Evolution of Water Use Priorities. University of California Contribution no. 178. California Water Resources Center. Davis, California. 162 pp. This report analyzes the development of the Stanislaus River including mining and electric utility development, the Tri-Dam project development, and State and federal conflicts over the New Melones project. The research leading to this report was supported by the University of California, Water Resources Center, as part of Water Resources Center Project UCAL-WRC-W-524. Malakoff and Company. 1999. Knights Ferry. <http:// www.malakoff.com> Accessed 1999 25 Feb. This is a short article discussing the history of Knights Ferry from 1849 to 1863. Latta, Frank F. 1977. Handbook of Yokuts Indians. Bear State Books. Santa Cruz, California. Map of the Yokuts Indian territory, and excerpts on hunting and fishing. Napier, Claude E..1949. Knights Ferry – Gateway to Mother Lode. Oakdale Leader. Oakdale, California. 75 pp. Excerpts taken from the book on the Oakdale Irrigation District beginnings, and on Salmon. Oakdale History. <http:// www.cwebpages.com > Accessed 1999 25 Feb. This is a short article cover the time period between 1848 to 1871. Oakdale Irrigation District. 1998. A Brief History of the Oakdale Irrigation District. <http:// www.sonnet.com> Accessed 1999 25 Feb. This information was gathered from various files as OID with ―Histories of the Districts‖ and correspondence from Mr. Russell Hartley. Pacific Gas and Electric Company. 1962. Rivers of California. San Francisco, California. 48 pp. This is a collection of information about California’s rivers, their history, development and geography. It began as a series of articles in PG&E PROGRESS on the principal California rivers. Short articles are included for the: 1) American River; 2) Bear River; 3) Colorado River; 3) Cosumnes River; 4) Eel River; 5) Feather River; 6) Kern River; 7) Klamath River; 8)Kings River; 9)McCloud River; 10) Merced River; 11) Molkelumne River; 12) Noyo River; 13)Pit River; 14)Russian River; 15)Sacramento River; 16)Salinas River; 18) San Lorenzo River; 19) San Joaquin River; 20) Smith River; 21) Stanislaus River; 22) Trinity River; 23) Truckee River; 24)Tule River; 25)Tuolumne River; 26)Yuba River. Palmer, Tim. 1982. Stanislaus – The Struggle for a River. University of California Press. Berkeley, California. 279 pp. Table of contents Theodoratus, Dorothea J. 1976. An Ethnographic Study of the New Melones Lake Project. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Sacramento District. Sacramento, California. Excerpts from the book describing Miwok living. U.S. Forest Service. Stanislaus National Forest. Stanislaus History. Pacific Southwest Region. Sonora, California. <http://www.r5.pswfs.gov>. Accessed 1999 25 Feb. A brief history of the Stanislaus National Forest and the Indians who inhabited the region. Geology Wright, William H. III. 1975. The Stanislaus River – A Study in Sierra Nevada Geology. California Geology. Volume 28 Number 1. p 3-10. This report describes the geologic history of the Central Sierra Nevada’s, and has a small section on the Stanislaus River, and how the river provides a comprehensive view of the area’s geology. The report gives a description of features visible as you go down the river. Hydrology California Department of Water Resources. California Water Plan: Options for Meeting Future Water Needs in Interior Regions of California. Bulletin 160-98: Chapter 8. San Joaquin River Hydrologic Region <http:// www.rubicon.water.ca.gov. > Accessed 1999 10 Feb. This chapter from Bulletin 160-98 discusses the San Joaquin River Hydrologic Region and the future water needs of California. The report gives a description of the hydrologic region, and summarizes the present water demands and supplies. The report continues with descriptions of local water resource management issues, and water management options. California Department of Water Resources. 1998. Stanislaus River Rock Hazard Solutions. San Joaquin River Management Program (Feb 1995). <http:// www.dla.water.ca.gov.> Accessed 1999 10 Feb. Large boulders and rocks protruding from the Stanislaus River, below Goodwin Dam, pose a threat to users of the river under certain conditions. Plans to remove those rocks have been put on hold because of funding and because the USACOE has concluded that additional studies on their removal is warranted. California Department of Water Resources. 1997.DWRSIM Output Analysis System <http:// www.hydro.water.ca.gov> Accessed 1999 10 Feb. Information obtained from this website includes directions on how to use the DWRSIM Output Analysis System. A schematic of the Stanislaus River network, and the minimum flow requirements for operations were also obtained from the system. California Department of Water Resources. 1999. Stanislaus River Conditions <http:// www.cdec.water.ca.gov. > Accessed 1999 10 Feb. Information on this webpage includes graphs illustrating Reservoir Storage and Inflows at New Melones Reservoir, and river stage data for the Stanislaus River for the date 2/25/99. Cook, William R. 1982. Ground water Levels Versus Stanislaus River Stage (flows) New Melones Unit--Central Valley Project, California. Letter to Central Files. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. February 10, 1982. Memorandums to Central Files dated Feb. 10, 1982. regarding Stanislaus River seepage and cursory review of impacts to recreation use and facilities during flow regimes of 1000 cu ft./ sec. To 1750 cu. ft./ sec. DeBruyn, Dave. 1982. Proposed Reservoir Release Plan New Melones Project. U.S. Attorney, Sacramento. 10 pp. This is a short paper giving background and supporting information concerning river flows versus seepage of water to cropped land within the river flood plain. It discusses adverse impacts to downstream users, data collection activities and recommendations. Lyford, Gordon. 1982. Memo to the Central Files regarding Stanislaus River Seepage. February 10, 1982. This memo summarizes conversations with several Extension Service experts and others as to the potential effects of flooding and high water tables on crops along the Stanislaus River. Shaffer, Robert D. 1982. Memo to the Central Files regarding the cursory review of impacts to Recreation Use and Facilities During Flow Regimes of 1000 CFS to 1750 cfs in the Lower Stanislaus River, Central Valley Project. February 10, 1982. This memo summarizes the recreational uses in the lower Stanislaus River and gives the preferred river flows for each activity. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 1982. Memo to the Regional Solicitor, Pacific Southwest Region regarding Operating Report No. 2. Sacramento, California. The memo states that streamflow measurements along the Stanislaus River showed a drop at all observation holes. Land Use Kjelson, Martin.1999. Correspondence with Phillip Holcomb. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento-San Joaquin Fisheries Resources Office. Stockton, CA. July 7, 1999. The Anadromous Fish Restoration Program staff actively participate in anadromous fish planning arenas such as the Stanislaus Basin Stakeholder long-term water management planning process and the Stanislaus River Fish Work Group. This letter asks for input from the Stanislaus River Parks on a proposal to identify suitable habitat enhancement/restoration areas within the Stanislaus River corridor and the Stanislaus River park system. San Joaquin County. 1991. San Joaquin County General Plan 2010. Community Development Department. Stockton, California. Excerpts from the General Plan including information on Public Facilities, Open Space, Vegetation, Fish and Wildlife Habitat, also including Planning Commission Recommendations. Stanislaus County. Stanislaus County General Plan. Pp 95-128. Excerpts from the Conservation/Open Space Element Goals, Policies, and Implementation Measures. Law/Legal Cases Environmental Defense Fund. Appellate Court Will Decide Fate of Stanislaus River Water. <http:// www.edf.org> Accessed 1999 25 Feb. EDF and the Sierra Club filed a suit in 1972 against the Army Corps of Engineer’s and the Bureau of Reclamation claiming the EIS for the New Melones Reservoir was inadequate. The Corp was allowed to continue construction of the dam, however, EDF appealed the decision and the Appellate Court prohibited the awarding of the construction contracts. Yaryan, Timothy H.B. 1982. Letter to the U.S. Attorneys office, regarding U.S. vs. State of California. February 9, 1982. Neumeiller & Beardslee. Stockton, California. This letter was submitted for the Stanislaus River Flood Control Association by Gerald Barton. Members of the Association and Mr. Barton were concerned that their property would be harmed if downstream releases from the New Melones Dam and Reservoir results in river flows in excess of 1,500 cfs. Zolezzi, Jeanne M. 1997. Letters from Jeanne Zolezzi. Neumeiller and Beardslee. Stockton, California. These letters are in regards to the flows in the Stanislaus River that are in excess of the orders by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Renda, Charles R..1982 Letter to Donald B. Ayers, U.S. Attorney, re:U.S. vs. State of California. . February 11, 1982. United States Dept. of the Interior, office of the Solicitor, Pacific Southwest Region. This cover letter states that the Bureau of Reclamation has initiated releases from Goodwin Dam in accordance with the directives of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Order. U.S. Department of the Interior. 1997. Central Valley Project Improvement Act Administrative Proposal on the Stanislaus River. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation <.http://www.mp.usbr.gov > Accessed 1999 28 October. This is the final administrative proposal on the Stanislaus River. Included in this packet is background information, a summary and discussion of issues, responses from the Dept. of the Interior, a summary and schedule of proposed actions, and response to comments. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 1982. United States of American v. State of California. Documents include: Affidavit of Henry Van Gronigen Affidavit of Paul McManis Affidavit of Tom Roberson Affidavit of John L. Hertle Affidavit of Gerald L. Barton Affidavit of Alex Hildeebrand Affidavit of Thomas R. McManis Government Exhibits I through L Update of documentation submitted on 3/17/82 New Melones Dam and Reservoir California Department of Water Resources. 1962. View and Recommendations of State of California on Review Report for Flood Control on New Melones Project, Stanislaus River, California. Short excerpts from the document about irrigation benefits, flood control benefits, and recreational benefits. Johnson, Huey D. 1973. The New Melones Project: A review of Current Economic and Environmental Issues. The Resource Agency. September 1979. This Report gives findings on power, irrigation, recreation, fisheries, water quality, prior rights, and flood control. Recommendations are proposed and there effects on Fish and wildlife evaluated. State Water Resources Control Board. 1973. Decision 1422: Decision Granting Petition for Assignment of Applications and Approving Applications in Part. 37 pp. This document presents the findings of the State Water Resources Control Board concerning the petition for assignment of Application 14858 and 14859 and Applications 19303 and 19304. Protests to these applications and the public hearing held before the SWRCB were considered and reiterated in this document. State Water Resources Control Board. 1980. Order Conditionally Accepting and Approving in Part Submittals by U.S. Water and Power Resources Service in Accordance with Condition 3 of Decision 1422. Order WR80-20 18 pp. This order conditionally approves a maximum storage amount of 438,000 acre-feet in New Melones Reservoir to allow for satisfaction of prior rights, preservation and enhancement of fish and wildlife, and water quality. State Water Resources Control Board. 1981. Order Denying Petition for Reconsideration of and Clarifying Order WR 80-20. Order WR 81-1. 7 pp. Petitioners allege that Order WR 80-20 overlooks several key considerations and is not supported by substantial evidence. State Water Resources Control Board. 1982. Order Denying Petition of United States Bureau of Reclamation for Reconsideration of Order WR 82-3. Order WR82- 9. 16 pp. This order denied the petition of the Bureau of Reclamation and affirmed Order WR 82-3. State Water Resources Control Board. 1982. Order Denying Petition by United States of Reclamation for Approval of Storage Under Condition 1-a and 1-b of Decision 1422. Order WR 82-3. 4 pp. The petitions recites that permittee and the Central San Joaquin Water Conservation District have agreed to enter into a temporary water service contract for delivery of up to 7,500 acre-feet from New Melones Reservoir. The petition requests a Board order authorizing delivery of water currently in New Melones Reservoir to the District. The petition was denied. State Water Resources Control Board. 1983.Order Amending Water right Decision 1422 Authorizing Storage I New Melones Reservoir for Generation of Hydroelectric Power and for Consumptive Uses. Order WR 83-3 28 pp. The Bureau of Reclamation requested that the State Water Resources Control Board remove the restrictions on filling New Melones Reservoir. The Board amended water rights decision 1422 to remove those restrictions on March 8, 1983. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. 1979. Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior for Transfer of New melons Dam and Reservoir from the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, to the Water and Power Resources Service. 8 pp. This Memorandum of Understanding allows for the New Melones Project to be operated and maintained by the Resources Service. U.S. Army Engineer District.1973. Environmental Impact Statement, New Melones Lake Stanislaus River, California. Sacramento, California. 86 pp. New Melones Lake project consists of a 625-foot high dam across the Stanislaus River, to impound up to 2,400,000 acre-feet of water. The Corps of Engineers will maintain the Stanislaus River below the dam to a capacity of 8,000 cubic feet per second and provide for the protection of fish and wildlife resources. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 1969. Memorandum of Agreement for the Protection and Enhancement of the Water Quality of the Stanislaus and San Joaquin Rivers As Affected by the New Melones Project Under Water Right Application 19304 of the United States of America and by Municipal and Industrial Wastes. Central Valley Project, California. 4 pp. This memorandum provides guidelines for the operation of the New Melones Project for the purpose of protecting existing water rights and water quality downstream of the Dam. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 1972. An Appraisal of Oakdale and South San Joaquin Irrigation District Stanislaus River Water Rights. Water Rights Branch, Mid-Pacific Region, Sacramento, California. This appraisal of water rights provided a base for developing New Melones Reservoir operational criteria and contains a mechanism to take care of the problem of the increasing future uses of water in the upper Stanislaus River basin. U.S. Bureauof Reclamation. 1973. Environmental Impact Statement – Supplemental Data on Use of Conservation Yield. New Melones Lake Stanislaus River, California. U.S. Army Engineer District, Sacramento, California. 151 pp. This supplemental data on the use of New Melones Lake conservation yield summarizes the kinds of impacts to be expected from the use of this water yield in six possible service areas of need and for water quality releases in the Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta. The alternative service areas which were considered which may use New Melones water include: 1) portions of Calaveras, Tuolumne, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties, including Folsom South Service Area. 2) Southern San Joaquin Valley; 3) San Felipe Division. 4) San Luis Unit; 5) Delta-Mendota Canal Service area; 6) Suisun Marsh – Montezuma Hills unit; 7) Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. New Melones Powerplant information <http:// www.borworld.subr.gov >. Accessed 1999 25 Feb. This webpage provides general information about the New Melones Dam and powerplant. U.S. Water and Power Resources Service. 1980. Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the New Melones Lake – Stanislaus River, California, Alternative Stanislaus River Basin Areas, Water Allocations, and Reservoir Operations. September 12, 1980. This supplemental statement presents the environmental impacts of the recommended plan and six alternative plans that include combinations of the operation of New Melones Reservoir along with three other storage operating levels and three alternative Stanislaus River basin areas and adjacent service areas. San Joaquin River and Related Bay-Delta Documents California Department of Fish and Game. 1999. Category-III Project Titles. <http://www.darkstar.delta.dfg.ca.gov >. Accessed 1999 25 Feb. The information retrieved from this webpage gives the titles for recent Department of Fish and Game projects and also gives general information about the project costs and benefits. California Department of Fish and Game. 1999. Central Valley Bay-Delta Branch Mission Statement. <http:// www.delta.dfg.ca.gov.>. Accessed 1999 25 Feb. The CVBDB’s mission is to gather and provide information and recommendations that will permit State and federal regulatory agencies to develop procedures, policies and regulations that will protect the flora and fauna of the bay, delta and adjoining tributary environments from harm, and that will enhance the survival of those species that are listed as rear, threatened, or endangered. California Department of Water Resources. Final Report of the Flood Emergency Action Team, Chapter VII.- Flood Control Improvements. 1997. <http://www.rubicon.water.ca.gov>. Accessed 1999 25 Feb. This report outlines the needs and alternatives that must be investigated for a comprehensive master plan for Central Valley Flood control. EA Engineering, Science, and Technology. 1999. Environmental Assessments and Initial Study– Additional Water Acquisition for Meeting VAMP Flow Objectives 1999. Draft report. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Sacramento, California. March 30, 1999. This report contains a concise statement of proposed actions. It evaluates the acquisition of an additional 47,000 acre-feet to support the Vernalis Adaptive Management Plan spring pulse flow in April-May 1999. It was expected that, based on the analysis in the document, a finding of No Significant Impact/Negative Declaration would be prepared unless potentially significant impacts were identified during the public review period. Nickles, Jim. 1996. A River Under Siege - San Joaquin lifeline a poisoned stream. <http:// www.web.recordnet.com >. Accessed 1999 25 Feb. Jim Nickles spent more than six months exploring the San Joaquin River. He traversed the stream from the Sierra to the delta, interviewing scores of people and sifting through dozens of scientific studies. He found a river in deep trouble and division over how, or even whether, the river can be restored. O’laughlin, Tim. 1998. Letter to Rick Breitenbach, re:Comments on the CALFED programmatic EIS/EIR. Oakdale Irrigation District/South San Joaquin Irrigation District. July 1, 1998. The comments provided by the Irrigation Districts are primarily concerned with the Ecosystem Restoration Program Plan, which includes consideration of, and recommendations for, restoration of the ecosystems of the eastside San Joaquin River Tributaries. Parfrey, Eric. 1998. Peace and Justice Connections – Ag water to grow 100,000 Homes? <http:// www.sonnet.com>. Accessed 1999 25 Feb. A small agricultural irrigation district is making plans to sell enough water to serve the next wave of suburban sprawl in the Central Valley – possibly up to 100,000 homes to be built in south San Joaquin County. The transfer of that amount of agricultural water could spell the beginning of the end for farming in San Joaquin County and further complicate the already contentious negotiations over how to restore the delta. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 1975. Stanislaus River Basin Proposed Reservation Area and Projected Water Requirements. New Melones Unit-Central Valley Project. Sacramento, California. This report proposes the reservation area for Stanislaus River water which should be adopted in conformity with the afore quoted portion of Public Law 87-874. The associated water requirements are derived for this proposed ―Stanislaus River Basin‖ for years 1980, 2000, and 2020. In addition, agricultural requirements are estimated under full development—referred to as the ultimate conditions which might occur at some unspecified time in the future year 2020. State, Federal, and Local Agencies Stanislaus County Code. 1999. Title 18- Parks and Recreation. Stanislaus River Special Use Area.< http://www.co.stanislaus.ca.us > Accessed 1999 10 Feb. Chapter 18.18 designates special use areas in the Stanislaus River. Three locations are identified: between State Highway 120 bridge and the Orange Blossom Road bridge; between Orange Blossom Road bridge and the Army Corps of Engineers’ Horseshoe Road Recreation Area; and between Horseshoe Road Recreation Area and the Stanislaus County line. State Water Resources Control Board. Order Conditionally Approving Petitions for Change and Petitions for Extension of Time. Order: WR 97-05. <http:// www.swrcb.ca.gov> Accessed 1999 10 Feb. Calaveras County Water District filed petitions for (1) extensions of time to complete construction under several permits (2) additions of points of diversion and rediversion, (3) to the places of use, and (4) additions of purposes of uses. This order approves the changes and time extensions. U.S.Bureau of Reclamation. 1997. Transmittal of New Melones Interim Plan of Operation. Central Valley Operations Office. Sacramento, California. This packet of documents includes the interim plan of operation for New Melones Reservoir. Included are examples of operations under the 50 percent probability of exceedence and 90 percent probability of exceedence hydrologic conditions that include water years 1997 and 1998. Water Resources Development McCracken, Jeffrey S. 1999. Reclamation Signs San Joaquin River Agreement and Record of Decision on the Final EIS/EIR on Meeting Flow Objectives. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation News Release, April 12, 1999. The Bureau of Reclamation signed several documents opening the way for providing a set of target flows on the San Joaquin River. Oakdale Irrigation District. 1990. Rules and Regulations for the Distribution of Water in the Oakdale Irrigation District. 25 pp. This small handbook includes rules that apply to the conduct of the District and its representatives, and of its landowners and water users. The basic intent is to define and protect the rights of the water users and landowners. Short, Allen. 1999. A Valley Divided – Water Board Must Resolve San Joaquin River Dispute. The Sacramento Bee, May 15, 1999. This article briefly discusses settlement agreements between the irrigation districts and water authorities of several counties between Manteca to Bakersfield and State and federal agencies. The results of the negotiated settlement is known as the San Joaquin River Agreement. Stockton East Water District. History in the Making – Water Transfer. Stockton East Water District, Stockton Municipal Utilities District, Cal Water, San Joaquin County. 3 pp. On April 1, 1997, the Oakdale Irrigation District/ South San Joaquin Irrigation District Water Transfer Project was signed. The ten-year agreement will transfer Stanislaus River water from OID/SSJID to the Stockton East Water District for treatment and delivery to the water systems of the Stockton Municipal Utilities District, California Water Service Company, and the Lincoln Village and Colonial Heights Maintenance Districts. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 1999. San Joaquin River Agreement Newsletter. January 1999. Sacramento, California. 3 pp. Newletter Articles include: 1) Workgroup to Review 1998 VAMP Salmon Survival Data; 2) Reclamation and San Joaquin River Group to File Final EIS/EIR; 3) State Water Rights Hearing Continues. Water Quality California Department of Food & Agriculture, Pesticide Registration and Agricultural Productivity. 1986. Pesticide Use Report by Commodity. p. 70,90,92. This is data from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, covering pesticides used on rhubarb, rice, right of ways, water areas, watermelons, and wild rice. California Environmental Protection Agency. 1990. Pesticide Use Report, Annual 1990 Indexed by Commodity. Department of Pesticide Regulation. Sacramento, California. This 1990 Pesticide Use Report includes the compilation of data collected under the first year of a new program that required full use reporting for all agricultural pesticides. These reports include which pesticides were applied, when and where the application was made, and the crop involved, if the application was in agriculture. The report was intended to be used as a statistical tool to provide data to address a wide range of questions, however, it only represents a fraction of the total data gathered under full use reporting. Central Valley Regional Water Pollution Control Board. 1982. Pollution Study, Stanislaus River, San Joaquin River Watershed. Central Valley Region. Sacramento, California. p. 18-23, 32 Excerpts from this study discuss water uses, municipal and domestic water supplies, irrigation, power production, fish propagation, and recreation in the Stanislaus and San Joaquin River basins. Also included is a summary of 1949 published flow data for the Stanislaus River. Cope, Oliver B.. 1949. Water Temperature Records from California’s Central Valley 1939-1948. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Special Scientific Report: Fisheries No. 2. Washington D.C.. Sept. 1949. 77 pp. This report contain tables of water temperatures for the Sacramento River, Trinity River, the Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District Canal, Battle Creek, Mill Creek, Deer Creek, Stony Creek, Feather River, Yuba River, American River, Mokelumne River, San Joaquin River, Middle River, and Old River. U.S. Geological Survey. 1998. Temperature Data for USGS Station #11302000. Stanislaus River, Below Goodwin Dam, Near Knights Ferry, CA. [Personal e-mail]. Accessed 1999 10 Dec. This E-mail from Pat Shiffer of the USGS contains data from USGS Gage #1130200 for the years 1978-1998. Wildlife California Department of Fish and Game. 1986. Mammalian Species of Special Concern in California, Riparian Woodrat. Habitat Conservation Planning Branch. Sacramento, CA. <http://www.dfg.ca.gov >Accessed 2002 10 Sept. Short descriptions of the distribution, population status, habitat, and recommendations for the riparian woodrat. California Department of Fish and Game. 1995. Stanislaus River Basin and Calaveras River Water Use Program, Threatened and Endangered Species Report, March 1995. Bay Delta and Special Water Projects Division. Central Valley Bay-Delta Branch. <http:// www.delta.dfg.ca.gov> Accessed 1999 25 Feb. In 1986 the Stockton East Water District and the Central San Joaquin Water Conservation District approached the California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation with a proposal for conjunctive use of 155,000 acre feet of contract water. A study was conducted by the Department of Water Resources, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and interested parties. This report describes the study and the status of several wildlife species found in the Stanislaus River basins with respect to the affects of water projects on species habitat and populations. California Department of Fish and Game. 2000. The Status of Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Animals and Plants of California, Riparian Brush Rabbit. Habitat Conservation Planning Branch, Sacramento CA. <http:// www.delta.dfg.ca.gov> Accessed 2000 10 Sept. This short discussion of the riparian brush rabbit describes the status of the existing populations in Caswell Park, and threats to the rabbits that are addressed in the Draft Recovery Plan for Upland Specie of the San Joaquin Valley, CA. Close, Connie Lee and Daniel F. Williams. 1998. Habitat Management for Riparian Brush Rabbits and Woodrats with Special Attention to Fire and Flood. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Unpublished report. 3 pp. This report identifies and discusses issues and present recommendations on pre-fire and flood planning for Caswell Memorial State Park on the Stanislaus River, San Joaquin County, California. Fire and flood pose severe threats of destroying the only major remnant riparian community in the San Joaquin Valley and the last refuge for the riparian brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani riparius) and riparian woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes riparia). Kelly, P.A. , D.F. Williams. 2000. Riparian Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes riparia) Profile. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 4 pp. Profile: The riparian woodrat is one of eleven recognized subspecies of the dusky- footed woodrat. The species range extends from the Columbia River and the WillametteValley in Oregon to north-western Baja California. It is generally found in dense chaparral, oak and riparian woodlands, and in mixed coniferous forests that have well developed understories. Sandoval, T.M., D.F. Williams, and G.W. Colliver. 1997. Riparian Brush Rabbit Profile. Endangered Species Recovery Program website. <http://arnica.csustan.edu/esrpp/index.html> Accessed 2002 10 Sept. This short paper describes the life history, identification and distribution of the riparian brush rabbit. Stanislaus Audubon Society. 2002. Recent Bird Sightings. <http://www2.ainet.com/sas/recent_sightings.htm> Accessed 2002 10 Sept. This is a record of bird sightings in Stanislaus County from 1997-2002. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1998. Proposed Addition to the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge, Stanislaus County, California. Region 1, Portland, Oregon. 32pp. Table of Contents U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1998. Recovery Plan for Upland Species of the San Joaquin Valley, California. Region 1. Portland Oregon. 340 pp. This recovery plan provides individual species accounts for 34 species. Recovery strategies are organized by geographic area whenever possible. The plan specifically addresses the riparian brush rabbits found at Caswell Memorial State Park, the largest remaining fragment of suitable riparian forest (Warner 1984) and home to the only extant population of riparian brush rabbits. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2000. Final Rule to List and Riparian Brush Rabbit and the Riparian, or San Joaquin Valley, Woodrat as Endangered. Federal Register, February 23, 2000, Vol. 65. No. 36, 8881-8890. This is the final rule for the determination of endangered statues pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as amended, for the riparian brush rabbit and the riparian or San Joaquin valley woodrat. These two subspecies are threatened primarily by flooding, wildfire, disease, predation, competition, clearing of riparian vegetation, use of rodenticides, and loss of genetic variability. This rule implements the Federal protection and recovery provisions afforded by the Act for these two subspecies. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2000. Intent to Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Reintroduction of the Riparian Brush Rabbit. Federal Register Document July 28, 2000. Volume 65, Number 146, 46489-46492 The Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Fish and Game, and the Endangered Species Recovery Program through California State University, Stanislaus, proposed in 2000, to participate in the reintroduction of the riparian brush rabbit (Sylvilaus bachmani riparius), which is federally listed as endangered, to restore riparian habitat. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2002. New Captive-Breeding Program for the Riparian Brush Rabbit. News Release March 27, 2002. Sacramento office. <.http://www.Sacramento.fws.gov > Accessed 2002 10 September. This short paper discusses the effort to bring the riparian brush rabbit from the brink of extinction. The captive breeding program was launched in 2001 and is a joint-venture of several state and federal agencies. It is the first time an endangered mammal has been bred in captivity in California. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2002. Young Rabbits From Captive-Breeding Program Released in the Wild. Sacramento Office. August 1, 2002. <.http://www.Sacramento.fws.gov > Accessed 2002 10 September. Biologist from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Endangered Species Recovery Program at California State University, Stanislaus, released eight young rabbits bred in captivity into restored habitat areas along the San Joaquin River west of Modesto, Calif. Williams D.F.. 1986. Mammal Species of Special Concern in California, Riparian Brush Rabbit. California Department of Fish and Game. 2 pp. This short paper gives a brief descriptions of the distribution, population status and habitat of the riparian brush rabbit, Sylvilagus bachmani riparius. Williams, D.F..1997. January 1997 Flooding on the Stanislaus River Jeopardizes the Riparian Brush Rabbit and Riparian Woodrat. <http://arnica.csustan.edu > Accessed 1999 25 Feb. This short paper discusses the affects of the prolonged flooding of the Stanislaus and San Joaquin River in January 1997 on the riparian brush rabbit and riparian woodrat. Both populations were heavily impacted by the flooding and were nearly extirpated. Williams, D.F..1997. Abstract – Population Censuses of Riparian Brush Rabbits and Riparian Woodrats at Caswell Memorial State Park during January 1993. <http://arnica.csustan.edu > Accessed 1999 25 Feb. This abstract briefly describes the results of a population census of riparian brush rabbits and riparian woodrats conducted at Caswell Memorial State Park in 1993.