[env-trinity] Siskiyou Daily News: Scott River Coho run largest since 2007

Sari Sommarstrom sari at sisqtel.net
Mon Dec 30 11:47:59 PST 2013


What was missing from the article was the actual number of coho seen at the weir at RM 18 on the Scott River: 1,264 adults as of 12/18. Final figure won’t be available until after the weir closes in early January and the downstream estimate is added in. 

For this same brood year, the recent figure compares with the final weir counts of 911 in 2010 and 1,622 in 2007.

 

~Sari Sommarstrom

Etna

 

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http://www.siskiyoudaily.com/article/20131217/NEWS/131219773 

December 17. 2013 9:48AM


Scott River Coho run largest since 2007


 The Shasta River video weir,located close to the Klamath River, was damaged on Dec. 9 by the icy conditions in the river. <http://www.siskiyoudaily.com/storyimage/CA/20131217/NEWS/131219773/AR/0/AR-131219773.jpg&MaxH=225&MaxW=225> 

PHOTO/ PHOTO COURTESY CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

The Shasta River video weir, located close to the Klamath River, was damaged on Dec. 9 by the icy conditions in the river.

After a large influx of Coho salmon in the past few weeks, the Scott River has seen its largest return of the species since 2007. 
The latest data from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife video weirs on the Klamath’s tributaries shows a relatively strong return this year for Chinook and Coho, with the Scott’s Chinook numbers as of Dec. 10 coming in just under the seven year average weir data. Final counts for the Scott also rely on carcass and spawning area counts, which have not yet been finalized. 
On Bogus Creek, the numbers of Chinook and Coho passing the video weir have trickled to a halt, with only one Coho returning between Dec. 4 and Dec. 10. 
So far, the Bogus numbers are 3,143 Chinook and 290 Coho, which the data shows is the strongest Coho return since 2004 and the third-smallest Chinook return in that same time period. 
The end of season for the Shasta counts was called on Dec. 10, due to ice floes damaging the weir on Dec. 9. The Chinook count came in at 8,127, the third-largest return since 2001, with 151 Coho, the highest number of that species since 2007. 
The Scott and Bogus weirs are still operating, according to CDFW environmental scientist Morgan Knechtle, and once the final numbers are compiled and finalized, they will be used in forecasts for 2014.

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