Warm stream temperatures and low flows are two significant drought factors that can make habitat unviable for returning adult salmon and juveniles, with potential to affect their survival and reproductive success. PSF needs your assistance in identifying drought conditions in your area that are impacting salmon. Reports received through PSF’s Drought Affecting Salmon Reporting Tool will improve our collective knowledge of climate change with more eyes on the ground, and will be shared with DFO, the Province of B.C., and other technical experts.
If you see drought conditions in your area that are impacting salmon habitat or might be impeding salmon migration, please use the reporting tool below.
How drought is affecting salmon
Jason Hwang, PSF’s VP for Salmon, visited several streams in the Kamloops area in July and August to assess overall conditions. Here are a few videos of what he’s seeing and why the Level 4 and Level 5 drought conditions happening across British Columbia are having a big impact on salmon.
@pacificsalmonfoundation Warm stream temperatures and low flows are two significant drought factors that can make habitat unviable for returning adult salmon and juveniles. PSF’s VP for Salmon, Jason Hwang shows what this looks like in a drought affected stream in Kamloops. #ClimateChange #drought #Kamloops #BritishColumbia #FraserRiver #WildSalmon ♬ original sound – Pacific Salmon Foundation