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Pacific lamprey in an aquarium. Inset - lamprey mouth inset
Pacific lamprey in an aquarium. Photo courtesy of USGS. Inset - Pacific lamprey mouth and teeth.

An annotated bibliography for lamprey habitat in the White Salmon River, Washington

The decommissioning of Condit Dam on the White Salmon River at river kilometer (rkm) 5.3, in October 2011, removed a significant fish passage barrier into the White Salmon River basin for the first time in nearly a century. This affords an opportunity to regain an important watershed for Pacific lamprey production. In anticipation of Pacific lamprey recolonization or re-introduction, aquatic resource managers, such as the Yakama Nation, are planning to perform surveys in the White Salmon River and its tributaries. The likely survey objectives will be to investigate presence of lamprey, habitat conditions, and habitat availability. In preparation for this work, a compilation and review of the available aquatic habitat and biological information in the White Salmon River was conducted by USGS.

An annotated bibliography for lamprey habitat in the White Salmon River, Washington. 2012. M. Brady Allen. USGS Open-File Report: 2012-1086 is available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1086/.

Schematic showing White Salmon River, its main tributaries, U.S. Forest Service boundary, and waterfalls that have potential to be barriers to fish mighration, Washington. Take a look.

Staff Contact:

Brady Allen
ballen@usgs.gov


BZ falls, a 17 foot high waterfall on the White Salmon River

BZ falls, a 17 foot high waterfall on the White Salmon River at river mile 12, is just one of the barriers that lamprey may ascend to access spawning areas. Photo courtesy of Brady Allen, USGS fishery biologist.

Condit dam
Condit Dam was breached in October of 2011, allowing anadromous fish, such as lamprey, access to spawning grounds in the White Salmon River for the first time in nearly a century. Photo courtesy of Brady Allen, USGS fishery biologist.

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