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: blown out rivers and fish

10-22-2003, 10:12 PM
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, 10:23 PM
The second page of the Skagit Goes Wild thread has some great info on just that:

10-30-2003, 03:36 PM
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.