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A view of White Creek
A view of White Creek near the passive integrated transponder tag detection system in White Creek, a tributary to the Klickitat River in south central Washington at river mile 39. Photo courtesy of Joe Zendt, Yakama Nation fisheries biologist.

Steelhead life history study in White Creek on the Yakama Nation Reservation

White Creek is a tributary of the Klickitat River that is entirely within the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation. It has accounted for an average of 40% of the observed steelhead spawning nests in the Klickitat subbasin the past few years. Fishery biologists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have teamed with fishery biologists from the Yakama Nation to conduct a life history study of the juvenile steelhead using small electronic tags. USGS biologists are installing electronic tracking equipment and providing technical assistance to gather data and maintain the equipment. This information will be used to identify specific reaches of White Creek that are responsible for anadromous fish production as well as to monitor the biological response of ongoing stream restoration actions that are being conducted by the Yakama Nation.

Staff Contact:

Brady Allen
ballen@usgs.gov

Biological data is being collected on an adult steelhead
Biological data is being collected on an adult steelhead, which was captured in route to its spawning stream. Photo courtesy of Kyle Martens, USGS fishery biologist.



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