This was the fourth consecutive year (1977-80) that baseline fish population data were collected for the mainstem Coldwater River and its largest tributary, Juliet Creek. Documentation of recruitment variability in the system is considered essential relative to future assessment of impacts from Hope-Merritt Highway construction. This information is also valuable in assessment of population trends and prediction of stock recruitment for future salmonid species in the Coldwater. This is the fourth report in a series (Harding and Wightman 1978; Wightman 1979; Wightman 1980) recording and comparing annual changes in mid-summer juvenile salmonid population characteristics for the Coldwater drainage.
Russell, J.R.L.., Wightman, J.C.. 1981. Coldwater River Juvenile Salmonid Population Assessment (1980). Ministry of Environment. Fisheries Report. FRN163
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: Coldwater River, Juliet Creek, salmonids, rainbow trout, chinook salmon, coho salmon, Dolly Varden, mountain whitefish, growth, biomass, density