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Subyearling Fall Chinook Salmon Migratory Behavior

The objective of this project was to characterize subyearling fall Chinook salmon behavior during summer months when thermal gradients cause circulation patterns in the upper portion of the reservoir to change direction. This information will support management decisions related to hydrosystem operations affecting the lower Snake River during the summer months.


  • Carter, JA, GA McMichael, ID Welch, RA Harnish, and BJ Bellgraph. 2009. Seasonal Juvenile Salmonid Presence and Migratory Behavior in the Lower Columbia River. PNNL-18246, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.
  • Cook CB, GA McMichael, JA Vucelick, B Dibrani, EE Hockersmith, CA Duberstein, ID Welch, BJ Bellgraph, CA McKinstry, PS Titzler, RR Kirkham, and MD Bleich. 2007. Lower Monumental Reservoir Juvenile Fall Chinook Salmon Behavior Studies. PNWD-3800, Battelle, Pacific Northwest Division, Richland, WA.
  • Giancola CL, E Robinson, CH Allwardt, and JA Vucelick. 2007. "Acoustic Telemetry Data Spatial Visualization: TagViz." Abstract submitted to American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. PNWD-SA-7899.
  • McMichael GA, C Cook, JA Vucelick, B Dibrani, EE Hockersmith, B Sandford, and KD Ham. 2007. "Migratory Behavior and Survival of Subyearling Chinook Salmon in a Snake River Reservoir ." Abstract submitted to AMerican Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. PNWD-SA-7747.


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