Attention White Salmon Boaters!
A rotary screw trap is being installed on the lower White
Salmon River on Thursday, March 24, 2016 to monitor juvenile salmon and steelhead. Boaters
should use extreme caution near the trap, which is located on river left about 0.6 miles
downstream of the powerhouse near the White Salmon ponds (old cement fish-rearing raceways).
This is downstream from the
former site of Condit Dam and the White Salmon Narrows, and approximately 1.4 miles upriver from the confluence with the Columbia.
Warning signs have been installed upstream of the trap location.
The rotary screw trap is part of a study by the U.S. Geological Survey and Mid-Columbia Fisheries
Enhancement Group to monitor juvenile salmon and steelhead in the White Salmon River after the
historic removal of Condit Dam. The river is now home to chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead,
bull trout, lamprey and other fish species. The trap is part of a larger effort by scientists
from several agencies and the Yakama Tribe to assess fish recolonization of the White Salmon
Be careful out there and have fun!