Ventura River Life Cycle Monitoring

Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)

Monitoring
Project ID1602632476146
Recovery DomainsS. California - S. Central CA Coast
Start Date07/01/2020
End Date06/30/2021
Year2018
StatusCompleted
Last Edited06/24/2022
 
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Description    


During the 2020-2021 monitoring season, a DIDSON cameras was placed at RM 5.2 on the Ventura River from 01/26/2021 through 05/13/2021 to determine adult steelhead migration timing and abundance. A Passive Integrated Tag (PIT) array was deployed in conjunction with the DIDSON from 01/26/2021 through 05/13/2021 along the Ventura River and a second array on San Antonio Creek, a major spawning tributary, was operated from 12/29/2020 through 05/13/2021 to estimate steelhead marine survival and productivity.



In addition, redd surveys were conducted in the Ventura River watershed from RM 0.3 covering a total of 36 RM to the end of anadromy on all mainstem and tributary reaches from 12/23/2020 through 5/27/2021 to determine adult steelhead spawn timing, spatial structure, and to compare detection rates with the DIDSON and PIT Tag monitoring stations.

Project Benefit    


The only way to do determine what the current steelhead population status is and whether recovery efforts are working is though the establishment of a large-scale monitoring program. Without a long-term monitoring program, delisting by NMFS will not be possible.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 108.00 108.00

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$303,211
In-Kind Donated Labor$246,611
Report Total:$549,822


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Worksites

1603723961679    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1603723961679
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
Ventura River DIDSON site

Location Information

  • Basin: Ventura-San Gabriel Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: S. California - S. Central CA Coast
  • Latitude: 34.343759
  • Longitude: -119.29927

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

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Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 94,532.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      Casitas Municipal Water District. 2003. Steelhead Fish Passage Facilities at the Robles Diversion Dam. CDFW-FRGP P0350018. County of Ventura Parks Department. 2003. San Antonio Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project at Soule Park.
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      McEwan D, Jackson TA. 1996. Steelhead restoration and management plan for California. CDFG. NMFS. 2012. Southern California Steelhead Recovery Plan. Southwest Region, Protected Resources Division, Long Beach, California
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 4
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) California Conservation Corps (CCC) CCC Vet Corps Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 1
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Evans, K., and D. St. George. 2021. Southern California steelhead life cycle monitoring in the Ventura River watershed 2020-2021. California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Santa Barbara, CA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 94,532.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 36.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored 144,672.0
      •      . . . . E.1.c.1 Adult salmonid population monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.1.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for adult salmonids 36.00
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          Adams, P.B., L.B. Boydstun, S.P. Gallagher, M.K. Lacy, T. McDonald, and K.E. Shaffer. 2011. California Coastal Salmonid Population Monitoring: Strategy Design, and Methods. California Department of Fish and Game, Fisheries Bulletin 180. 82 p

1603724065473    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1603724065473
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
Ventura River SGS

Location Information

  • Basin: Ventura-San Gabriel Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: S. California - S. Central CA Coast
  • Latitude: 34.4519
  • Longitude: -119.306021

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 94,532.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      Casitas Municipal Water District. 2003. Steelhead Fish Passage Facilities at the Robles Diversion Dam. CDFW-FRGP P0350018
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      McEwan D, Jackson TA. 1996. Steelhead restoration and management plan for California. California Department of Fish and Game.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 4
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) California Conservation Corps (CCC) CCC Vet Corps Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 1
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Evans, K., and D. St. George. 2021. Southern California steelhead life cycle monitoring in the Ventura River watershed 2020-2021. California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Santa Barbara, CA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 94,532.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 36.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored 144,672.0
      •      . . . . E.1.c.1 Adult salmonid population monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.1.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for adult salmonids 36.00
      •      . . . . E.1.c.4 Redd countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.4.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for redds 36.00
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          Adams, P.B., L.B. Boydstun, S.P. Gallagher, M.K. Lacy, T. McDonald, and K.E. Shaffer. 2011. California Coastal Salmonid Population Monitoring: Strategy Design, and Methods. California Department of Fish and Game, Fisheries Bulletin 180. 82 p

1603724283053    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1603724283053
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
Ventura River PIT tag array

Location Information

  • Basin: Ventura-San Gabriel Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: S. California - S. Central CA Coast
  • Latitude: 34.343759
  • Longitude: -119.29927

ESU

    No ESU data was found for this worksite.

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 94,532.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      Casitas Municipal Water District. 2003. Steelhead Fish Passage Facilities at the Robles Diversion Dam. CDFW-FRGP P0350018. County of Ventura Parks Department. 2003. San Antonio Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project at Soule Park. CDFW-FRGP P0350016
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      McEwan D, Jackson TA. 1996. Steelhead restoration and management plan for California. California Department of Fish and Game.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 4
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) California Conservation Corps (CCC) CCC Vet Corps Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 1
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Evans, K., and D. St. George. 2021. Southern California steelhead life cycle monitoring in the Ventura River watershed 2020-2021. California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Santa Barbara, CA.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 94,532.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 36.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored 144,672.0
      •      . . . . E.1.c.2 Salmonid smolt or fry monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.2.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Salmonid smolt or fry 36.00
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          Adams, P.B., L.B. Boydstun, S.P. Gallagher, M.K. Lacy, T. McDonald, and K.E. Shaffer. 2011. California Coastal Salmonid Population Monitoring: Strategy Design, and Methods. California Department of Fish and Game, Fisheries Bulletin 180. 82 p