11-16-2021 Salmon Survey Update

11-16-2021 Salmon Survey Update

We continue to see strong numbers of salmon in Carkeek Park. The number of dead salmon has spiked significantly and we expect similarly high numbers of dead in the next few weeks.

Some trends of interest from the data yesterday (11/16/21) when compared to Saturday (11/13/21):

  1. 3x more dead salmon. We’re starting to see some of the mass die-offs that we see later in the season.
  2. 9% less live salmon. While this could indicate the peak of the run has passed this is a pretty insignificant drop and there are still plenty of salmon for visitors to see.

 

Are we at the peak of the run? Who knows!

Survey Totals

Note: Total live salmon includes Sea-Run Cutthroat and Unknowns – entries where surveyors were unable to determine the species. Remnants are included in dead counts.
Survey Date Total Live Salmon Live Chum Dead Chum Live Coho Dead Coho Live Cutthroat Dead Cutthroat Redds
2021-10-23 8 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
2021-10-26 33 27 0 4 3 1 0 3
2021-10-30 56 44 9 1 5 0 0 2
2021-11-02 95 91 12 1 4 1 0 14
2021-11-10 471 471 44 0 10 1 0 34
2021-11-13 497 496 43 1 1 0 0 11
2021-11-16 450 447 114 2 29 2 0 39

Yearly Totals

Note: Yearly total is the survey date where (day’s live + dead up to date) is max
Salmon Chum Coho Based on survey
727 669 54 2021-11-16

A huge thank you to all salmon survey volunteers for gathering this data!

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