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NOAA F/NWC-201 Status Review for Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon


Tables

Table 1. Catch of chinook salmon (in thousands of kilograms) in the Columbia River by season, 1928-60 (from Fulton 1968).

Table 2. Adult fall chinook salmon counted at lower Snake River dams [from COEaand ODFW and WDF (1990)].

Table 3. Adult and jack (age 2) Snake River fall chinook salmon counted past Brownlee Dam site (1957), past Oxbow Dam site (1958), transported past Oxbow Dam (1959-62), trapped and held at Oxbow Hatchery (1963-66), and trapped at Hells Canyon Dam and held at Oxbow Hatchery (1967-79) (from Irving and Bjornn 1981a).

Table 4. Sources of adult fall chinook salmon brood stock for Snake River egg bank program (from Busack 1991b).

Table 5. Estimated number of adult hatchery and wild chinook salmon at Lower Granite Dam, 1975-90 (from Busack 1991a). See text for discussion of estimation methods.

Table 6. Origins of fall chinook salmon brood stock used in Lyons Ferry Hatchery, as estimated from analysis of coded-wire tag data (from Busack 1991a).


Table 1. Catch of chinook salmon (in thousands of kilograms) in the Columbia River by season, 1928-60 (from Fulton 1968).


Run-timing

Year Spring Summer Fall

1928 1,000 2,318 4,140
1929 1,166 2,272 3,012
1930 1,324 1,900 4,118
1931 1,362 2,506 5,666
1932 1,164 2,510 3,509
1933 731 3,044 4,514
1934 743 2,264 5,344
1935 1,157 2,224 3,494
1936 958 1,661 4,595
1937 1,551 1,328 5,572
1938 815 992 3,857
1939 740 1,544 3,849
1940 360 847 4,924
1941 665 883 8,977
1942 503 660 7,307
1943 604 404 4,188
1944 490 528 5,367
1945 710 233 4,959
1946 559 207 5,710
1947 556 449 6,882
1948 902 289 6,699
1949 774 137 3,984
1950 595 196 3,936
1951 903 286 3,365
1952 1,322 319 1,658
1953 808 321 2,025
1954 660 269 1,515
1955 1,583 504 1,823
1956 1,158 776 1,794
1957 879 606 1,264
1958 1,066 658 1,243
1959 628 577 982
1960 451 366 998


Table 2. Adult fall chinook salmon counted at lower Snake River dams [from COEaand ODFW and WDF (1990)].


Year
Ice Harbor Dam
Lower Monumental Dam
Little Goose Dam
Lower Granite Dam

1964 8,100 - - -
1965 8,200 - - -
1966 12,800 - - -
1967 14,000 - - -
1968 19,500 - - -
1969 13,600 6,200 - -
1970 9,000 5,300 4,500 -
1971 9,300 7,800 4,700 -
1972 7,500 4,100 1,800 -
1973 6,700 3,800 2,400 -
1974 2,400 2,200 900 -
1975 1,900 1,800 900 1,000
1976 1,100 1,100 430 470
1977 1,200 870 420 600
1978 1,100 500 490 640
1979 1,200 620 550 500
1980 1,200 570 500 450
1981 770 490 420 340
1982 1,600 930 - 720
1983 1,800 800 - 540
1984 1,700 620 - 640
1985 2,046 982 - 691
1986 3,104 1,741 - 784
1987 6,788 3,327 - 951
1988 3,847 1,647 - 627
1989 4,638 2,018 - 706
1990 3,477 - - 385

aU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Projected daily fish passage report for 1990, unpublished data, U.S. Army Engineer District, Portland, OR.


Table 3. Adult and jack (age 2) Snake River fall chinook salmon counted past Brownlee Dam site (1957), past Oxbow Dam site (1958), transported past Oxbow Dam (1959-62), trapped and held at Oxbow Hatchery (1963-66), and trapped at Hells Canyon Dam and held at Oxbow Hatchery (1967-79) (from Irving and Bjornn 1981a).


Year Number of fish

1957 15,160
1958 14,078
1959 11,830
1960 4,911a
1961 4,616b
1962 1,585c
1963 945
1964 1,503
1965 1,584
1966 3,612
1967 1,249
1968 412
1969 50
1970 12
1971 4
1972 2
1973 1
1974 15
1975 13
1976 0
1977 4
1978 1
1979 2

a220 additional fish taken for eggs.
b2,025 additional fish taken for eggs.
c819 additional fish taken for eggs.


Table 4. Sources of adult fall chinook salmon brood stock for Snake River egg bank program (from Busack 1991b).


Year
Ice Harbor Dam
Kalama Falls Hatchery
Lyons Ferry Hatchery

1976 162a - -
1976 395 - -
1978 368 - -
1979 439 - -
1980 394 208 -
1981 407 561 -
1982 473 98 -
1983 619 86 -
1984 663 220 -
1985 589 952 6
1986 212 576 245
1987 1,613 - 1,654
1988 1,076 - 327
1989 1,179 - 704
1990 1,142b - 586

aCollected at Little Goose Dam.
bIncludes 50 adults taken at Lower Granite Dam.


Table 5. Estimated number of adult hatchery and wild chinook salmon at Lower Granite Dam, 1975-90 (from Busack 1991a). See text for discussion of estimation methods.


Snake River hatcheries
Columbia River hatcheries
Year
Total
Lyons Ferry
Hagerman
Umatillaa
Other
Wild
Percent hatcheryb>
Percent Columbia River

1975 1,000 - - - - 1,000 - -
1976 470 - - - - 470 - -
1977 600 - - - - 600 - -
1978 640 - - - - 640 - -
1979 500 - - - - 500 - -
1980 450 - - - - 450 - -
1981 340 - - - - 340 - -
1982 720 - - - - 720 - -
1983 540 - 112 - - 428 21 -
1984 640 - 310 6 - 324 49 1
1985 691 - 241 12 - 438 37 2
1986 784 64 261 5 5 449 43 1
1987 951 575 69 43 11 253 73 6
1988 627 192 9 49 9 368 41 9
1989 706 206 - 158 47 295 58 29
1990 335c 174 - 77 6 78 77 25

aOriginated from Bonneville egg bank program and released into the Umatilla River.
bHatchery fish may have appeared at Lower Granite Dam prior to 1983, but there is no basis for estimating their numbers.
cExcluding 50 coded-wire tagged fish trapped and taken to Lyons Ferry Hatchery.


Table 6. Origins of fall chinook salmon brood stock used in Lyons Ferry Hatchery, as estimated from analysis of coded-wire tag data (from Busack 1991a).


Estimated contribution (%)
Brood year
Total adults
Snake Rivera
Umatillab
Other

1984 569 95 5 0
1985 549 89 10 1
1986 1,377 97 2 2
1987 3,530 96 3 1
1988 1,674 82 15 3
1989 2,205 61 34 5

aFish not accounted for by expansion of tags for non-Snake River returns.
bOriginated from Bonneville egg bank program and released into the Umatilla River.

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