Middle Klamath River Tributary Summer Steelhead & Spring Chinook Snorkel Census 2016

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

Project IDKaruk-2016-3
Recovery DomainsN CA - S Oregon
Start Date06/30/2017
End Date08/25/2017
Last Edited08/13/2019
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In the summer of 2017, spring chinook and summer steelhead snorkel census surveys were conducted on ten Lower Klamath River tributaries between river mile 45 and river mile 120. Surveys started on July 10th, 2017 with Red Cap Creek, shortly followed by Bluff Creek and Camp creek later that week. On July 26th, 2017, four Karuk Fisheries crews participated in a large collaborative effort by agencies and community members to survey the entire North Fork and South Fork of the Salmon River in one day. The mainstem of the Salmon River, and Elk Creek were also surveyed that week. During the week of August 1st, 2017 surveys took place on Wooley Creek, a large tributary to the Salmon River. This survey required a multi-day effort with overnight camping due to its remote location and lack of road access. Indian Creek and Grider Creek were surveyed the following week. Thompson Creek and Independence Creek were surveyed during the week of August 21st, 2017.

Project Benefit    

This project benefits adult summer Steelhead and spring Chinook by surveying for live fish when observed to ensure their abundance in our river system. Another benefit to this project is gathering Juvenile Coho distribution data as they are noted on the data sheets when they are observed. Contributing to a long term data set will enable us to see trends of salmonid population abundance over time.


Metric Completed Originally
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 146.00 146.00

Funding Details

Report Total:$10,000

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Area Description
Lower Klamath River

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin: 18010209
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N CA - S Oregon
  • Latitude: 41.639298308
  • Longitude: -123.49145508


  • Upper Klamath / Trinity Rivers Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Klamath Mountains Province Steelhead DPS




  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 10,000.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Middle Klamath River Sub-basin Planning
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 1
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      US Forest Service
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 0
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 10,000.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 146.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored 1,056,554.0
      •      . . . . E.1.c.1 Adult salmonid population monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.1.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for adult salmonids 146.00
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program