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Wanted: More smelt data
Technician Brynn Pearles records data from daily tows on the Delta in March 2017. Credit: Steve Martarano/USFWS

Fisheries technician Brynn Pearles records data from daily tows on the San Joaquin Delta in March 2017. Crews consisting of full-time technicians and boat operators, biologists and statisticians from Lodi and the Bay-Delta offices can spend up to 12 hours a day on the water, capturing more information on the Delta smelt than has ever been available before. Credit: Steve Martarano/USFWS


Enhanced Delta Smelt Monitoring Program helps fill the void

By Steve Martarano
April 18, 2017

Shortly after 6 a.m., boat crews with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service head out from their Lodi office to that day's targeted locations around the Delta, capturing more information on the Delta smelt than has ever been available before.

The new Enhanced Delta Smelt Monitoring Program (EDSM) has only been operational since mid-December, but staff of both the Lodi and Bay-Delta Fish and Wildlife Offices met the challenges they faced in getting the new survey program up and running as the water-starved Bay-Delta region was being doused with record early season rains.

"It's running very smoothly now," said Julie Day, the Delta Juvenile Fish Monitoring Program manager in the Lodi office, who is implementing the program.

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