Status and Trends - Fish
 
fEntiat Subbasin bar Salmon and steelhead were abundant in the Entiat Subbasin during the pre-development period; however, resource exploitation depleted runs and in some cases led to their extirpation. Between 1992 and 2002, the long-term averages for redd counts and escapement were 110 and 215, respectively, for spring Chinook in the subbasin. For summer/fall Chinook, an average of 75 redds were observed annually between 1994 and 2002.

 
Entiat Subbasin fish infographics

 

 

 Summer Steelhead 

160 more natural spawners per year on average 2008-2018 versus 1999-2007

 

Hatchery releases are a DPUD/WDFW/USFWS effort based out of Winthrop National Fish Hatchery

Entiat Steelhead

 


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 Summer Chinook

Not considered native to the Entiat

 

With no releases since 1976, releases were reinitiated in 2011

 

Raised at Entiat National Fish Hatchery, the purpose of CPUD/USFWS/WDFW hatchery releases are for increased harvest opportunity

 

Hatchery returns are segregated from natural tributary spawning populations


 Spring Chinook

Estimated average spawning escapement 2008-2018 was100 more fish annually than for the years between 1997-2007

 

No juvenile hatchery supplementation since 2008

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