Publications

Recent technical reports completed by our staff are listed below.

Technical Reports

Goodwin, R.A., M. Politano, J.W. Garvin, J.M. Nestler, D. Hay, J.J. Anderson, L.J. Weber, E. Dimperi, D.L. Smith, and M. Timko. 2014. Fish navigation of large dams emerges from their modulation of flow field experience. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(14): 5277-5282.

O'Connor, R.R., A.M. Thompson, D. Thompson, S. McCutcheon, C. Frantz, and F. Loge. 2014. Lower Granite Dam juvenile fish collection channel prototype overflow weir and enlarged orifice biological evaluation, 2013. Report by Blue Leaf Environmental, Inc., University of California, Davis, and Biomark for Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District.

Robichaud D., C.D Wright, and I. Beveridge. 2014. Rocky Reach Reservoir white sturgeon indexing and monitoring annual report 2013. Draft report prepared for Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, Washington by Blue Leaf Environmental, Inc., LGL Limited, and Columbia Research.

Timko, M.A., M. Martinez, S.E. Rizor, C.D. Wright, L.S. Sullivan, M.M. Meagher and T. Kukes. 2013. Evaluation of juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead downstream passage behavior and resident bull trout behavior at Round Butte Dam, Madras, Oregon. Draft report by Blue Leaf Environmental, Inc., Ellensburg, WA for Portland General Electric, Madras, OR.

Thompson, A.M., M.A. Timko, M.L. Meagher, R.R. O'Connor. 2013. Evaluation of juvenile steelhead and Chinook salmon reservoir and passage behavior at Round Butte Dam, Madras, OR. Report by Blue Leaf Environmental, Inc., Ellensburg, WA for Portland General Electric, Madras, OR.

Wright, C.D. and D. Robichaud. 2013. Rocky Reach Reservoir white sturgeon indexing and monitoring annual report 2012. Draft report prepared for Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, Washington by Blue Leaf Environmental, Inc., LGL Limited, and Columbia Research.

Thompson, A.M., R.R. O’Connor, M.A. Timko, L.S. Sullivan, S.E. Rizor, J.L. Hannity, C.D. Wright, C.A. Fitzgerald, M.L. Meagher, J.D. Stephenson, J.R. Skalski, and R.L. Townsend. 2012. Evaluation of downstream juvenile steelhead survival and predator-prey interactions using JSATS through the Priest Rapids reservoir in 2011. Report by Blue Leaf Environmental Inc., Ellensburg, WA and Columbia Basin Research, Seattle, WA for Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Ephrata, WA. View Report

Timko, M.A., L.S. Sullivan, R. R. O'Connor, C. D. Wright, S. E. Rizor, J. L. Hannity, C. A. Fitzgerald, M. L. Meager, J. D. Stephenson, J. R. Skalski, and R. L. Townsend.  2011.  Behavior and survival analysis of juvenile steelhead and sockeye salmon through the Priest Rapids Hydroelectric Project in 2010.  Report prepared by Blue Leaf Environmental, Inc., Ellensburg, WA and Columbia Basin Research, Seattle, WA for Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Ephrata, WA. View Report

Wright, C.D., L.S. Sullivan, R.R. O'Connor, Timko, M.A., S.E. Rizor, J.L. Hannity, C.F. Fitzgerald, M.M. Meagher, and J.D. Stephenson.  2011.  Evaluation of gatewell exclusion screens and escapement at the Priest Rapids Project in 2010.  Report by Blue Leaf Environmental, Inc., Ellensburg, WA and Columbia Basin Research, Seattle, WA for Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Ephrata, WA.

Skalski, J.R., R. Townsend, M. Timko and L. Sullivan.  2010.  Survival of acoustic-tagged steelhead and sockeye salmon smolts through the Wanapum and Priest Rapids Project in 2010.  Report prepared by Columbia Basin Research to Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Ephrata, WA.

Timko, M.A., L.S. Sullivan, C. D. Wright, S. E. Rizor, C. A. Fitzgerald, R. R. O'Connor, M. L. Meager, J. D. Stephenson, J. R. Skalski, and R. L. Townsend.  2010.  Behavior and survival of steelhead and sockeye salmon through the Priest Rapids Project in 2009.  Report prepared by Blue Leaf Environmental, Inc., Ellensburg, WA and Columbia Basin Research, Seattle, WA for Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Ephrata, WA. View Report

Skalski, J.R., R. Townsend, M. Timko and L. Sullivan.  2009.  Survival of acoustic-tagged steelhead and sockeye salmon smolts through the Wanapum and Priest Rapids Project in 2009.  Report prepared by Columbia Basin Research to Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Ephrata, WA.