As of October 27, the Stanislaus River fall-run salmon migration is at 965 salmon. For comparison, the season total was 2,302 salmon at this time last year.
Did You Know: Salmon can spend a varying amount of time in the ocean before they return to rivers to spawn and die. Most Chinook salmon in the Central Valley return at the age of 3, but some may spend only one year in the ocean, and the oldest salmon have been recorded returning at 7 years old.
Funding for salmon monitoring at the Stanislaus weir is provided by the Oakdale Irrigation District, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, and Tri-Dam. Data collection is conducted by FISHBIO. For more information, visit www.fishbio.com.