Methow Subbasin
h bar Industrial, agricultural, forestry, and private development combined with historically intensive fishing, have led to declines of wild salmonid populations in the Methow Subbasin. By the 1930s, only 200 to 400 adult spring Chinook returned to the subbasin. From the 1950s through the 1990s there have been large fluctuations in redd counts. For summer Chinook, the run size averaged approximately 1,000 adults from 1980 to the 1990s. Although the subbasin was once a productive steelhead system, the population now sustains itself only at a threshold population level. Although coho were extirpated in the early-1900s, natural reproduction is now occurring due to our restoration efforts.




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Status and Trends

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