I've been watching the reports and looking at charts for all the rivers in the puget sound, namely the skagit, sauk, and the sky. I was just curious as to the effect this has on the fish that are in those rivers, and to the salmon and the eggs they have already laid.
10-22-2003, 09:23 PM
The second page of the Skagit Goes Wild thread has some great info on just that:
Generally, once spawning fish have left their redds in the protected shallows, any heavy flooding action will cause a shift in the streambed gravel, destroying not just the redds but the eggs inside.