Fish Disease Dynamics in the Klamath River 2017

Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)

Research
Project IDYurok 2016 FDDKR
Recovery DomainsN CA - S Oregon
Start Date05/01/2017
End Date09/30/2019
Year2016
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/31/2019
 
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Description    


This study is a continuation of an in-depth 12-month study of polychaete worm (a key fish disease vector) infection rates (Yurok 2015-3), life cycle dynamics, and relative abundance in the Klamath River. Fish disease has been identified as a key limiting factor for both Chinook salmon (a primary target species for Tribal fisheries) and coho salmon (listed as Threatened under the ESA). This study will be conducted in the upper reaches of the Klamath River near Iron Gate Dam in the area of maximum salmonid infection using an alternative method of individual examination to provide more detailed an accurate data. Another year of data collection will allow for analysis of inter-annual variation in infectivity rates and distribution of polychaete worm host organisms.

Polychaete worms will be collected using a suction sampling device at the two proposed sites . Soon after collection, samples will be sorted and polychaetes will be enumerated by OSU staff to determine relative abundance at sample locations. A small portion of the collected worms will be sent to Oregon State University for genetic analysis to determine rate of infection. The results of the analysis will be included in a collaborative report with OSU and will be prepared after all field and lab work has been completed. Data from previous years of collection and analysis will also be included in this report.

Project Benefit    


The outcomes and benefits of this project are to provide data so that management actions (primarily water management related to the operation of the federally owned Klamath Irrigation Project and the Trinity Division of the Central Valley Project) can be improved with respect to their effect on anadromous fish in general, and particularly with respect to ESA-listed SONCC coho salmon and Chinook salmon important to the Yurok Tribes subsistence and commercial fisheries.

Other measurable outcomes and benefits include:
Monitoring salmonid smolts and/or fry (E.1.c.2)

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$25,000
Report Total:$25,000


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Worksites

upper    


  • Worksite Identifier: upper
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N CA - S Oregon
  • Latitude: 41.84372355540238
  • Longitude: -122.57801055907943

ESU

  • Upper Klamath / Trinity Rivers Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Southern Oregon / Northern California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Klamath Mountains Province Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 12,500.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 1
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      Oregon State University
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 0
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      0
    •      . . E.2 ResearchY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.2.a Research Funding 12,500.00
      •      . . . . E.2.b.7 Investigating fish health and/or disease/parasitesY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.2.b.7.a
          Key issues addressed by fish health and/or disease/parasites research

lower    


  • Worksite Identifier: lower
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N CA - S Oregon
  • Latitude: 41.21351899943035
  • Longitude: -123.76213073730155

ESU

  • Upper Klamath / Trinity Rivers Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Southern Oregon / Northern California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Klamath Mountains Province Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 12,500.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 1
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      Oregon State University
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 0
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      none
    •      . . E.2 ResearchY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.2.a Research Funding 12,500.00
      •      . . . . E.2.b.7 Investigating fish health and/or disease/parasitesY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.2.b.7.a
          Key issues addressed by fish health and/or disease/parasites research