Salmon Snapshots

Scott River

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2012/13 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. +Coho estimate is a minimum number due to high river flows that ended the monitoring on November 30th, 2012, prior to the end of the coho migration. 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 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 2012/13 snapshot is defined as fall 2012 to spring 2013, as per when salmon and steelhead return from the ocean to spawn. Fall Chinook spawning season is fall 2012. Coho season is fall through early January 2013. Steelhead season can start in fall 2012 but is primarily winter and spring 2013. Spring Chinook season is spring 2013. 



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.


fish images © Joe Tomelleri