Pacific Salmon Foundation Reporting Tool
Much of BC is experiencing drought levels 4 or 5, and with salmon trying to return to their natal streams to spawn, making their journey home more challenging than ever. This can lead to fish strandings and prevent salmon from completing their final mission – spawn and create more fish. Warm stream temperatures and drought are two significant factors that can affect salmon survival and reproductive success. Parched streams and side-channels along rivers become unviable habitat for returning adult salmon and juveniles.
If you see drought conditions affecting salmon in your area, you can help by reporting these conditions to experts through the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Reporting Tool.