Bellevue Spawner Surveys

City of Bellevue Utilities
Bellevue, WA

An assessment of fish habitat preference and population abundance from 2002 through 2009 enabled the City of Bellevue to prioritize conservation efforts, ascertain trends, and classify fish use areas. Fisheries biologists completed weekly stream surveys along Kelsey Creek and its tributaries each fall and winter. Consistent methodology and field staff ensured quality data collection. Reports detailed species composition, abundance, timing, and distribution of spawning salmonids.

Biologist measuring length of a spawned-out salmon

Biologists recorded data for salmon found during spawner surveys

Map of redds located in Kelsey Creek

Measuring length of a salmon

Recording a GPS point where a redd was located

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