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Entries from January 2009

Squaxin Island Geoduck Test-Plot Progress

January 21st, 2009 by rbrown · No Comments

Geoduck tubes were removed from small test-plots on Squaxin Island in early January.  These tubes were put in prior to planting to help protect the baby geoduck from predation.  Generally tubes are removed after approximately 1 year as the clams have dug deep enough to avoid most predators.  Many individuals from Squaxin Island Natural Resources were […]

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Tags: Shellfish

Private Tideland Digs In Hammersley Inlet

January 13th, 2009 by rbrown · No Comments

Figure 1. Oakland Bay With Hammersley Inlet Private Tidelands Area Shown By Red Arrow During the summer of 2008 Squaxin Island Natural Resources Shellfish employees conducted shellfish population surveys on several privately owned tidelands in Hammersley Inlet (Figure 1).  This area had previously been closed to harvesting due to some form of pollution (see http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/sf/default.htm […]

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Tags: Shellfish

’08 Squaxin Treaty Net Fishery in The Books, ’09 Fishery Planning Set to Begin

January 9th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

The Squaxin Net Fishery had its ups and downs in 2008.  Preseason forecast projected average Chinook returns, below average coho returns and a above average chum run.   Chinook returns to deep South Sound ended up being higher that projected with 10,777 adult Fall Chinook returning to Tumwater Falls Hatchery and Squaxin catch  of 10,400 Deschutes […]

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Tags: Salmon

2009 Deschutes Flood

January 9th, 2009 by jkonovsky · No Comments

Lower Deschutes Falls on January 8, 2009 The January Deschutes flood has some similarities and differences with the flood of record on January 9, 1990.  The total volumes of water moving through the system in 24 hours were similar, but the peaks and durations of the flood flows were quite distinct. In 1990, the peak […]

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