Salmon Snapshots

Scott River

2013/14 Population

Estimate of Ocean Returning Fish


Oncorhynchus kisutch


Oncorhynchus tshawytscha


Oncorhynchus mykiss

What We Have  
incomplete data
What We Need  

Population estimate (direct count video weir and mark/recapture) for coho and Chinook. Incomplete data for steelhead due to monitoring ending prior to majority of the steelhead migration. Data provided by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Data are preliminary and subject to change.

§ Coho salmon in the Scott River basin are state and federally listed as threatened. Spawning adult fish recovery targets represent the biological conditions National Marine Fisheries Service would use to delist the species and remove them from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (50 CFR 223.102)(NMFS 2014). 

* Chinook salmon and steelhead populations in the Scott basin are not considered at risk of extinction by NMFS. No target defined.

The 2013/14 snapshot is defined as fall 2013 to spring 2014, as per when salmon and steelhead return from the ocean to spawn. Fall Chinook spawning season is fall 2013. Coho season is fall through early January 2014. Steelhead season can start in fall 2013 but is primarily winter and spring 2014. Spring Chinook season is spring 2014.



National Marine Fisheries Service. 2014. Final Recovery Plan for the Southern Oregon Northern California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). September 2014.

Williams, T. H., B.C. Spence, W. Duffy, D. Hillemeier, G. Kautsky, T.E. Lisle, M. McCain, T.E. Nickelson, E. Mora, and T. Pearson. 2008. Framework for assessing viability of Threatened coho salmon in the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Evolutionary Significant Unit. U.S.Department of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-432. 

fish images © Joe Tomelleri