Salmon and steelhead in the White Salmon River after the removal of Condit Dam–Planning efforts and recolonization results

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Abstract

Condit Dam, at river kilometer 5.3 on the White Salmon River, Washington, was breached in 2011 and completely removed in 2012. This action opened habitat to migratory fish for the first time in 100 years. The White Salmon Working Group was formed to create plans for fish salvage in preparation for fish recolonization and to prescribe the actions necessary to restore anadromous salmonid populations in the White Salmon River after Condit Dam removal. Studies conducted by work group members and others served to inform management decisions. Management options for individual species were considered, including natural recolonization, introduction of a neighboring stock, hatchery supplementation, and monitoring natural recolonization for some time period to assess the need for hatchery supplementation. Monitoring to date indicates that multiple species and stocks of anadromous salmonids are finding and spawning in the now accessible and recovering habitat.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Salmon and steelhead in the White Salmon River after the removal of Condit Dam–Planning efforts and recolonization results
Series title Fisheries
DOI 10.1080/03632415.2016.1150839
Volume 41
Issue 4
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Publisher location Bethesda, MD
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 14 p.
First page 190
Last page 203
Country United States
State Washington
Other Geospatial White Salmon River
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