Salmon Snapshots

Topanga Canyon Creek

2014/15 Population

Estimate of Ocean Returning Fish

Steelhead

Oncorhynchus mykiss

What We Have  
0
What We Need  
4,150
Notes:

Estimates are based on DIDSON/redd surveys. Stream had insufficient flows for majority of the year. Passage flows began March 1 and lasted only about three days, well past the peak migration period.  Data provided by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Data provided by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Zeros represent no spawners detected. Data are preliminary and subject to change.

Steelhead are currently federally listed as endangered. 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). Current target is not specific to Topanga Canyon Creek but to Southern California Coast Steelhead Recovery Area populations. As quantitative field data becomes available, specific targets may be defined (NMFS, 2012). 

The 2014/15 snapshot is defined as fall 2014 to spring 2015, as per when salmon and steelhead return from the ocean to spawn. Fall Chinook spawning season is fall 2014. Coho season is fall through early January 2015. Steelhead season can start in fall 2014 but is primarily winter and spring 2015. Spring Chinook season is spring 2015.
 

References

National Marine Fisheries Service. 2012. Southern California Coast Steelhead Recovery Plan. Southwest Region, Protected Resources Division, Long Beach California.

 

 

fish image © Joe Tomelleri

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