Our Science Advisor looks at the winter forecast, ocean temperatures, and the impacts on steelhead in the Pacific.
Overshooting happens when steelhead ascend one or more dams upstream of their natal tributaries and must eventually pass back through the hydro system and downstream fish passage facilities that are not designed to accommodate adult fish. Here’s why the John Day River is critical to understanding more about this phenomenon.
A literature Review led by Trout Unlimited shows over 80 percent of global, peer-reviewed research on the topic has found an adverse effect on wild salmonid populations in freshwater and marine environments.
In this week’s Science Friday post, John McMillan is back with a breakdown of a recent study looking at how steelhead, chinook, and coho are re-establshing their populations and diversity, on a pair of Elwha River tributaries between the former dam sites.
Another Science Friday looking at the fate and migratory oceanic patterns of steelhead kelts from Alaska’s Situk River.
fish traveling downstream through the hydro system, and discussion of possible management changes to help improve steelhead survival.
In the Columbia and Snake rivers hydropower systems, many migrating summer steelhead overshoot their spawning streams, passing dams multiple times and increasing mortality rates, trying to find cold water refuge. We look at the ramifications on steelhead management for not properly accounting for these overshoot steelhead.
We look at a new paper that digs into the factors leading harbor seal to prey on juvenile steelhead and the abundance of both coho and Chinook salmon during the steelhead outmigration window to understand how these pulses of hatchery salmon impact the weekly survival of steelhead moving through Puget Sound.
Continuation of our Science Friday Series: Untangling Steelhead and Rainbow Trout Dynamics
Untangling Steelhead and Rainbow Trout Dynamics in Washington’s Hood Canal: Part 1