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NOAA-NMFS-NWFSC TM-33: Sockeye Salmon Status Review (cont)

Appendix Table B-2.
Chemical and biological characterstics of selected sockeye salmon nursery lakes. Dashes indicate data were unavailablea.


System and lakeMean total
phosphorus
(µg/L)
Mean total nitrogen
(µg/L)
Summer
secchi depth (m)
Total dissolved solids (mg/L)
Chlorophyll (g/L)
Morpho-edaphic index

Columbia River Basin
Wenatchee 5 83 6.3 28 1.6 0.51
Osoyoos (Southern Basin) 27 154 3.2 168-- 14.74
Osoyoos (Middle Basin) 25 135 2.7 168-- 4.69
Osoyoos (Northern Basin) 22 65 2.5 168-- 10.91
Osoyoos (Total) -- -- 3.3 168 23.0 --
Redfish 8.3 5111.9-13.5-- 0.4-0.6 0.17
Washington (Puget Sound)
Washington 16-26-- 1.1-5.5 75 2.3-3.2 2.27
Sammamish 21-26 266 1.0-8.1 73 2.4-5.3 4.06
Baker Lake-- -- -- -- -- --
Washington (coastal)
Quinault-- -- -- -- -- --
Pleasant 9 -- 4.0 -- -- --
Ozette 5-7 60-150 2.1-3.8-- 3.5--
Vancouver Island
Sproat 1.2 ---- 37 0.5 --
Kennedy 1.3 ---- 26 1.6 --
Nimpkish 0.7-3.4 25.2-28.7 7.0 26 0.8--
Woss 1.0-2.8-- -- 17-30 1.3--
Queen Charlotte Islands
Mathers 0.5 50.7 5.5 ---- --
Skidegate 0.8 61.8 2.5-3.0-- -- --
Yakoun 1.0 27.2 4.0 29 3.0 --
Mercer--- -- 3.0 -- -- --
Eden 2.0 13.0 3.0-- -- --
Ian <0.5 11.8-29.2 2.5-- -- --
Awun 3.4 12.6 3.5-- -- --

Appendix Table B-2. Continued.

System and lakeMean total phosphorus

(µg/L)

Mean total nitrogen
(µg/L)
Summer
secchi depth (m)
Total dissolved solids (mg/L)
Chlorophyll (g/L)
Morpho-edaphic index

Mainland B.C. (coastal)
Sakinaw 0.5-1.4 3.4-4.6 6.5-7.5-- -- --
Heydon <0.5 68.7 7.0 ---- --
Phillips 5.5 83.0 3.0 ---- --
Owikeno 5.1-8.5-- 1.5-2.9 24-34 0.9-1.9--
Kitlope 0.5-5.8 18.9 1-6 11 0.0-1.8--
Lowe 4.6-- 5.9 9 1.2--
Fraser River
Pitt 3.0-- 2.2-3.0 26 0.2 0.56
Harrison 3.3 -- 3.0-5.5 400.8 0.26
Cultus-- -- 3.0-17.0 104-- 3.25
Lillooet 21.1 -- 0.3 290.8 0.47
Seton 8.0-- 1.5-2.5 45 1.4 0.53
Anderson 3.5 -- 11.0 610.9 0.44
Little Shuswap 3.5 -- 8.0 522.5 3.71
Mara 5.0-- 7.0 69 1.8 3.83
Shuswap 3.7 -- 8.5-11.0 531.6 0.86
Adams 2.3-- 8.0-8.5 31 1.7 0.18
Momich 3.5-- 7.0 32 2.1 0.00
Stuart 3.5-- 7.0-7.5 78 2.0 3.90
Fraser 10.7-- 4.0 34 4.5 2.62
Trembleur 3.5 -- 5.5-7.0 581.7 1.45
Takla 3.580.4-97.6 5.5-7.0 48 1.7 0.45
François 4.5 -- -- 761.9 0.87
Quesnel 2.0 -- 9.0-13.0 621.2 0.39
Bowron 3.8-- 5.0-5.5 49 1.5 3.06
Chilko 2.9-- 3.0-7.0 39 0.9 0.36
Taseko 17.8-- 0.3 29 0.4 0.67

a Sources: Wolcott (1961), Stockner and Northcote (1974), Bortleson et al. (1976), Dion et al. (1976a, b), Edmondson (1977a), Welch et al. (1977), Bortleson and Dion (1979), Mesner and Davis (1984), Mullan (1986), Edmondson and Abella (1988), Brenner et al. (1990), Stockner et al. (1993), Gross et al. (1993), Teuscher et al. (1994).



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