about the health, abundance, distribution and other data on Klickitat
River fish and their environment is collected by YKFP staff throughout
the subbasin on an ongoing basis. Fish population and habitat data are
collected by the Monitoring and Evaluation
project and the KWEP (Klickitat
Watershed Enhancement Project), while management and analysis of
the data is supported by YKFP Data Management.
Existing research and monitoring in the Klickitat Subbasin consists
Trap (Rotary Screw Trap) Operation:
outmigration patterns and relative abundance for wild and hatchery salmon
and steelhead populations are monitored at 3 trap locations (upper,
middle, and lower mainstem Klickitat
Preliminary trap efficiency estimates have been developed to allow
for better smolt abundance estimates (further refinement is ongoing)
frequency and age composition for wild salmon and steelhead populations
has been described at all 3 trap locations.
Abundance and Distribution Monitoring:
and spatial redd distribution and long-term redd abundance for, steelhead,
has been monitored throughout the subbasin. Time span of dataset for
spring Chinook is 1989 to present; for steelhead, 1990 to present;
for fall Chinook, 1995 to present; and for coho, 1996 to present.
Positioning System (GPS) locations have been recorded for redds since
2003; this has allowed for better spatial display and analysis and
for preliminary development of a Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
analysis of salmon and steelhead
sampling and analysis (in collaboration with Columbia River Inter-Tribal
Fish Commission [CRITFC]
geneticists) to date has yielded the following results:
- Since 1996 habitat
surveys have been conducted using the Timber,
Fish, and Wildlife (TFW) Monitoring Protocols. This information
is being used to populate the EDT
model, to characterize and monitor stream habitat conditions,
and for habitat restoration/enhancement project identification
80 sites on 40 streams have been surveyed to date, including all major
tributaries (many with multiple sites) and multiple sites on the upper
mainstem Klickitat River. Some sites have been surveyed a second time;
most sites are planned for resurvey on a 5- to 10-year basis.
and Castile Falls Passage Improvements and Adult Salmonid Monitoring
of the final design work has been completed for the Lyle Falls Facility.
Approved design (NOAA and WDFW) includes re-construction to meet Federal
and state passage criteria, incorporation of video and PIT-tag monitoring,
and adult collection facility
In cooperation with WDFW, an adult monitoring/trapping facility at
Lyle Falls has been in operation since summer 2004. Preliminary trap
efficiencies and mark-recapture studies have been developed to assist
in adult abundance estimation. Adult trapping has also allowed for
collection of genetic samples and additional scale samples for age
of Castile Falls Fishway improvements opening 65 miles of spawning
and rearing habitat for steelhead
of the final design work was been completed for the Castile Falls
Fishway Enumeration Facility. Facility will be placed within the fishway
exit of the #10/11 tunnel and monitoring escapement into the upper
subbasin by use of video and PIT-tag technologies.
Juvenile and Resident Fish
surveys for juvenile and resident salmonids have been completed in
the majority of subbasin tributaries and in the upper mainstem
estimates have been completed in numerous tributaries.
initial EDT reach analysis for spring Chinook was completed in the
summer of 2000
model iterations for steelhead were conducted in 2002-2005
EDT was utilized to run Proper Functioning Condition (PFC)
within the Klickitat Subbasin
Model runs have informed Subbasin
Planning, Anadromous Fishery
Master Planning, and the federal Salmon
Recovery Planning processes.
samples have been collected and analyzed annually from 12 sites distributed
over the mainstem and major tributaries since 1999. Data.
temperature/water quality monitoring
temperature has been monitored continuously since 1996 at 28 sites
(36 sites since 2003) distributed throughout the subbasin
water quality parameters have been monitored on a seasonal basis since
2000 at most of these sites. Data.
2002-2004, approximately 1000 pathogen samples were collected from various
sites throughout the subbasin; samples were analyzed by the U.S
Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) using protocols of the National
Wild Fish Health Survey.
below illustrates the various monitoring locations in the Klickitat
one of the text links below the map to go to interactive maps for specific
types of monitoring data.
from the drop-down menus below to view data reports.