Shasta River Chinook and Coho Salmon Observations in 2014

Document Details:

Title: Shasta River Chinook and Coho Salmon Observations in 2014
Category: Technical Report
File: Chesney-et-al_2015_0040_2014-Shasta-River-final-report.pdf
Updated Date: 09.01.2017
Author(s)/Source(s): Diana Chesney, Morgan Knechtle
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-16
Focal Topic: Salmon, Steelhead/Rainbow Trout
Location: Shasta River
Watershed Code: 180102

A total of 18,359 fall run Chinook salmon (Chinook, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) were estimated to have entered the Shasta River during the 2014 spawning season. An underwater video camera was operated in the flume of the Shasta River Fish Counting Facility (SRFCF) twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, from August 29, 2014 until December 10, 2014. The first Chinook was observed on September 6, 2014 and the last Chinook on December 9, 2014. KRP staff also processed a total of 261 Chinook carcasses during spawning ground surveys, 145 Chinook carcasses as wash backs against the SRFCF weir (a systematic 1:10 sample), and 14 Chinook from a trap immediately upstream of the video flume during the season.

Keyword Tags:
fall run chinook, spawning habitat, iron gate hatchery