Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) telemetry and associated habitat data collected in a geodatabase from the upper Boise River, southwestern Idaho

Data Series 1042
Prepared in cooperation with Bureau of Reclamation
By: , and 

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Abstract

Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, are among the more thermally sensitive of coldwater species in North America. The Boise River upstream of Arrowrock Dam in southwestern Idaho (including Arrowrock Reservoir) provides habitat for one of the southernmost populations of bull trout. The presence of the species in Arrowrock Reservoir poses implications for dam and reservoir operations. From 2011 to 2014, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey collected fish telemetry data to improve understanding of bull trout distribution and movement in Arrowrock Reservoir and in the upper Boise River tributaries. The U.S. Geological Survey compiled the telemetry (fish location) data, along with reservoir elevation, river discharge, precipitation, and water-quality data in a geodatabase. The geodatabase includes metadata compliant with Federal Geographic Data Committee content standards. The Bureau of Reclamation plans to incorporate the data in a decision‑support tool for reservoir management.

Suggested Citation

MacCoy, D.E., Shephard, Z.M., Benjamin, J.R., Vidergar, D.T., and Prisciandaro, A.F., 2017, Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) telemetry and associated habitat data collected in a geodatabase from the upper Boise River, southwestern Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1042, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1042.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Supplemental Data Collection Methods
  • Fish Data Collection Methods, 2011–14
  • Geodatabase Design
  • Additional Data
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited
  • Appendix A. Descriptions and Sources of Datasets in the Geodatabase for the Upper Boise River, Southwestern Idaho

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) telemetry and associated habitat data collected in a geodatabase from the upper Boise River, southwestern Idaho
Series title Data Series
Series number 1042
DOI 10.3133/ds1042
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Idaho Water Science Center, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description Report: v, 14 p.; Data release
Country United States
State Idaho
Other Geospatial Upper Boise River
Online Only (Y/N) Y