Drought Affecting Salmon
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.
With significant portions of B.C. currently at a level 4 or 5 drought level, we expect to see adverse effects on habitat. 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.
Look for low water levels that are impeding the passage of salmon to their spawning grounds, or stranding them in water that might be too warm.
Note the location and adverse conditions you are seeing, along with any other details you think might be helpful. If you can, document with photos.
Report the details using PSF’s drought reporting tool and provide your contact information so we can get in touch with you if further information is needed.