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 Map.

The ODP will be available for use by other river restoration programs. The ODP system is being developed jointly by:

Trinity River Restoration Program

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

ESSA Technologies Ltd.

ESSA Technologies Ltd. is an innovative environmental consulting company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with offices in Toronto and Ottawa, and staff in Victoria and Hanoi, Vietnam. Established in 1979, ESSA has grown to become a world leader in the field of environmental consulting and decision support. It has achieved this position by consistently providing clients with the information they need to make improved decisions for a more sustainable future. Our experience includes over 1,500 projects in 33 countries around the world.

The key to our success is a unique and rich combination of scientific expertise, advanced tools for systems analysis, and innovative communications techniques. We sell ideas, tools, and disciplinary expertise; our dedicated and knowledgeable team of scientists fills a niche in the consulting field - we work together in interdisciplinary teams with our clients, applying quantitative methods and qualitative concepts to resolve complex natural resource and environmental management problems.

Utah State University

The Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL) is a stand-alone facility located at Utah State University (USU) on the Logan River, Logan, Utah. The UWRL operates within an academic environment and collaborates with government and private sectors to address technical and societal aspects of water-related issues, including quality, quantity, distribution, and conjunctive use. This is accomplished through providing more than 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory, computer, and office space.

The mission of the Utah Water Research Laboratory includes the following activities that are related to stewardship of water quantity and quality:

  • Facilitate research that supports education and teaching within a university environment.
  • Conduct research that is directed at solving multimedia water-related problems of state, national, and international scopes.
  • Cooperate with academic departments and other academic research units in generating, transmitting, applying, and preserving knowledge in ways that are consistent with the land grant university mission of Utah State University.
  • Conduct research that provides for a technically informed water-related policy that can be used to ensure and improve human health and environmental assets in Utah, the United States, and globally.
  • Facilitate research, testing, and design activities that involve training university students to provide services to audiences that are external to the university.
  • Provide research-based training on water-related subjects to governmental and private organizations and to the general public.