The Online Data Portal (ODP) is an evolving project to support collaborative river
restoration projects, such as the TRRP
. The goal
is to provide a centralized clearing house of documents and data for program partners,
stakeholders, and the public.
The functionality and data holdings will continue to be expanded over the next few
years. The ability to store Data Packages is new as of Fall 2011 and holdings should
expand substantially in the months afterward. A project to scan many older documents
also began in December 2011. Simple time-series datasets have long been stored in
the ODP, but holdings of these data are likely to increase as TRRP implements an
upcoming Data Management and Utility Plan. Major upgrades to the Interactive Map
are expected to start in winter and spring of 2012. The long term vision is that
many data resources will be accessible both by text searches and via the Interactive
The ODP will be available for use by other river restoration programs. The ODP system
is being developed jointly by:
The Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP) was initiated in 2000, expanding upon
efforts of the Trinity River Task Force and other entities to restore and maintain
the fishery resources of the Trinity River. TRRP was authorized by a Record of Decision
signed by the Secretary of the Interior on December 19, 2000, and directed to achieve
fishery goals through restoration of natural river processes and through the use
of adaptive management.
The TRRP has science-based oversight to support implementing adaptive management
for significant physical/mechanical channel restoration actions in the mainstem,
watershed restoration in the tributaries, and increased flow releases from the Trinity
and Lewiston dams that mimic the basin's snowmelt driven hydrography. The Program
is guided by the Trinity Management Council (TMC) consisting of federal, state,
county, and tribal partners, plus the Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group
(TAMWG), a stakeholder advisory group.
For more information, please visit the TRRP website at
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