Pre-project monitoring began in 2014, with the following activities performed in 2014-2016: snorkel surveys, marcoinvertebrates (aquatic bugs), and water temperature. Riparian vegetation composition and recruitment, and dissolved oxygen and turbidity grab measurements were performed in 2016. Pre-project monitoring studies designed to compare fish health in off-channel habitat to the main channel using juvenile outmigration and predation experiments were performed in Spring 2016. As part of implementation, physical and biological variables such as these will be monitored into the future to assess the Project’s effectiveness and learn lessons for future projects like this in the Central Valley.