This web site is a collaboration of multiple agencies in the Mid Columbia River region to bring together juvenile and adult salmon information with river conditions for improved management of the region. Data is from Columbia River DART and provided courtesy of Chelan County PUD, Colville Tribes Fish & Wildlife (OBMEP), Douglas County PUD, Fish Passage Center, Grant County PUD, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NWD, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife, and Yakama Nation.
To generate a catalog of status products for a single location, click on the desired Location on the map or select from one of the following categories (catalog opens in new window).
Traps (locations are approximate)
Traps (historical data only)
Standard Columbia River DART graphics and report queries are available for all adult and juvenile fish passage categories and river conditions. See: Adult Passage, Smolt Index, Trap Collected Counts, River Environment, and Streamflow query pages.
Notes on the DART Adult Passage Dataset
USACE Dams Video and Live Counting: From November through March, video tape fish counting occurs at US Army Corps of Engineers dams with fish ladders on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Fish counting by video tape takes at least a few days to process: the fish counters have to make, collect, and read the tapes, and then submit their fish counts. DART retrieves and posts the data as soon as it is made available. On April 1, live fish counting resumes at all 8 Columbia River and Snake River Corps dams with fish ladders: from April through October each year for 16 hours each day, fish counters working at each fish ladder look directly into the fish ladders to count the fish passing by.
Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day, McNary, Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose, and Lower Granite: On March 10, 2011, DART's Adult Passage data from the Army Corps dams--Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day, McNary, Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose, and Lower Granite--were updated in their entirety (1938-2011) to reflect the numbers currently reported by the US Army Corps Portland District. The updates included replacement of manually entered data from printed reports, the inclusion of historical data previously missing from DART, and the correction of counts that have been updated.
Willamette Falls Video Counting: Fish counting through Willamette Falls fishway occurs at the main viewing window. Video cameras and time lapsed video recorders are used to record fish passage 24 hrs/day, 365 days/year. The ODFW schedule for reviewing the tapes is Monday through Friday. It takes most of the day to accurately review one day of fish passage on tape when the counts are high.
Individual Status Reports
Bonneville Dam: Lamprey is the combined count from the fish counting windows at Bonneville, reported daily. LPS is the count from the Lamprey Passage Systems (LPS) at Bonneville. The fish counting windows and LPS are mutually exclusive. LPS are located at Bradford Island, Washington Shore and Cascades Island. LPS were opened in 2009 and counting started in June 2010. NOAA's LPS lamprey counts at Bonneville for 2011 are not available to the public until motion trigger images and data logger tallies can be compared to resolve the status of lamprey passage during data gaps and anomalous data series. This comparison is expected during the winter of 2011-12.
Rocky Reach Dam, June 8-9, 2005: Video was lost at Rocky Reach Dam from 1751 hours on 8 June and was not returned to operation until 0729 hours on 9 June. As a result, the adult passage counts at Rocky Reach Dam are incomplete for both days.
Tumwater Dam: Some video counts between 8/22/2011 9:19am to 9/05/2011 9:36am and between 9/23/2011 11:28am to 10/19/2011 7:52pm were not recorded, so passage counts during this period remain incomplete. Spring Chinook daily counts from 8/1/2011 - 9/15/2011 were adjusted to reflect know fallbacks from PIT tag analysis (M.Hughes, pers. com.).
Missing video counts: 7/27/12-7/30/12, 12/05/12-12/07/12, 12/17/12-12/21/12, and 12/29/12-01/01/13. Passage counts during these periods remain incomplete. Estimated sockeye passage during 2012: 66,520 fish. This run escapement includes an estimate for the number of sockeye that passed Tumwater during periods of missing video. Contact Travis Maitland for additional information pertaining to sockeye run escapement (WDFW, Wenatchee District Office, 509-665-3337).
Wanapum Dam, 2014:There were no adult passage fish counts at Wanapum Dam in 2014 due to a fracture discovered on the spillway in February 2014. The Reservoir elevation was lowered to reduce stress on the structure. The lowered reservoir made the regular fish ladder facilities and counting equipment inoperable. GCPUD was able to make modifications for fish passage at the dam, but a count was not taken at the dam.
Wells Dam, Lamprey Research, 2007-2008: The Lamprey adult passage counts at Wells Dam are not reflective of actual run size during 2007-2008. Trapping, monitoring, and research efforts at Wells Dam artificially lowered the passage numbers for Lamprey; i.e., more fish would have passed without tagging and trapping efforts.
Willamette Falls: The Willamette Falls fish ladder was not operational on the following dates: 11/29/2005-12/1/2005, 12/6/2005-12/8/2005, 12/13/2005-12/14/2005, 8/26/2008-9/21/2008, 8/23/2010-8/27/2010.
USACE Data Disclaimer: These data are furnished with the understanding that the Corps of Engineers makes no warranties concerning the accuracy, reliability, or suitability of the data for any particular purpose.
Tumwater Dam: Adult passage data for Tumwater Dam is the combination of released counts, referring to fish passed upstream of the dam and allowed to spawn naturally, and collected counts, referring to fish retained for hatchery broodstock. The Chinook adult passage counts are the sum of hatchery spring, hatchery summer, wild spring, and wild summer chinook as reported by WDFW and Chelan PUD. The Jack Chinook adult passage counts are the sum of hatchery spring, hatchery summer, wild spring, and wild summer jack chinook as reported by WDFW and Chelan PUD.
Steelhead Counts: The Steelhead parameter includes both hatchery and wild counts. Prior to 1995 wild steelhead data was not published on a daily basis. The Steelhead-Wild parameter is a subset of the total steelhead and may include unmarked hatchery fish.
Chinook Run Dates: Chinook runs (referring to the season when adults migrate upstream) are based on run schedules by project as established by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Yakima Klickitat Fisheries Project. Sp = Spring, Su = Summer, Fa = Fall
Calculating the 10 year averages: The ten year averages are calculated by DART for each calendar day of data at each project. For the current year and any given project/month/day, the data is summed from the previous 10 years and divided by the number of non-null data points available during that 10 year span.
Notes on the DART Smolt Index Dataset
Data Disclaimer: These data are preliminary and have been derived from various sources. For verification and/or origin of these data, contact the operators of the Fish Passage Center.
Combined lamprey juveniles is a combination of pacific lamprey ammocoetes, brook lamprey ammocoetes, unknown lamprey ammocoetes, pacific lamprey macropthalmia, and unidentified lamprey species. Caution should be used with interpreting lamprey juvenile collection counts at Lower Granite because of the possibility that lamprey may escape the sample tank before being sampled.
Notes on the DART Trap Dataset
Trap Data Disclaimer: These data are preliminary and have been derived from various sources. These data are furnished with the understanding that the primary sources make no warranties concerning the accuracy, reliability, or suitability of the data for any particular purpose. The counts presented on this web site are the raw collected counts at the traps; no expansion factors or trap efficiencies have been applied to the raw collected counts.