Mapping the Spatial and Temporal Thermal Trends of the Kuskokwim and Aniak Rivers

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Salmonid Habitat Assessment / Inventory
Project IDAK53005
Recovery Domains -
Start Date03/01/2020
End Date08/31/2023
Year2019
StatusOngoing
Last Edited02/14/2022
 
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Description    


This project will use a combination of site-based temperature logger data and satellite imagery to model continuous temperature data at two different scales with the aim to identify thermal freshwater refugia for juvenile and adult salmon in the main Kuskokwim and Aniak rivers and to adopt a standard for thermal data collection protocols for the Kuskokwim basin.

Project Benefit    


Understanding the relationship between environmental variability and biological response metrics is critical for sustaining salmon populations. For Chinook salmon, stream temperature and discharge are key factors influencing the timing of several key life history events, but comprehensive data on temperature are lacking for the Kuskokwim Basin. This project will provide a modeled temperature data set (and methods that can be used to expand data collection basinwide in the future) which can then be used to detect thermal refugia, address questions about key life history events, and detect changing temperatures with changing climate.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Planning and Assessment
  Stream Miles Assessed 309.58

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$93,769
Other$32,820
Report Total:$126,589


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Worksites

46842336    


  • Worksite Identifier: 46842336
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Location Information

  • Basin: Upper Kuskokwim River
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  • Watershed:
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  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.771234
  • Longitude: -156.698833

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Chum
  • Un-Named ESU Coho
  • Un-Named ESU Pink

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Metrics

Metrics
  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding .00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed
    •      . . B.0.b.2 Stream Miles Affected
    •      . . B.2 Salmonid Habitat Assessment / InventoryY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.2.a Habitat Assessment Funding
      •      . . . . B.2.b.1 Watershed AssessmentY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.2.c Instream SurveyY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.2.c.1 Type of instream survey (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . B.2.c.2 Stream miles assessed
        •      . . . . . . B.2.c.3 Stream miles assessed that contained salmonids .00
        •      . . . . . . B.2.c.4 Stream miles assessed that needed restoration .00
        •      . . . . . . B.2.c.5 Stream miles assessed for regulatory actions .00
        •      . . . . . . B.2.c.6 Fish passage impediments identified 0