Salmon Snapshots

Little River

2015/16 Population

Estimate of Ocean Returning Fish


Oncorhynchus kisutch


Oncorhynchus mykiss

What We Have  
What We Need  

Population estimate (from life cycle monitoring station complete census) provided by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The California Coastal Salmonid Monitoring Program for Little River initiated in 2008/09. The 95th % confidence interval is 15 to 17 for coho and 10 to 28 for steelhead. Data are preliminary and subject to change.

* Coho salmon in the Little River watershed are federally listed as endangered and steelhead are federally listed as threatened. NMFS recovery target not defined. 

The 2015/16 snapshot is defined as fall 2015 to spring 2016, as per when salmon and steelhead return from the ocean to spawn. Fall Chinook spawning season is fall 2015. Coho season is fall through early January 2016. Steelhead season can start in fall 2015 but is primarily winter and spring 2016. 


fish images © Joe Tomelleri