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Snake and Salmon River Temperatures

Data Categories Temperature data
Dates of Data 2022 TO 2022
Data Set Status Complete
Data Set Update Schedule Annually
Date Data Set Published on StreamNet Data Store 08-24-2023
Project Name & Number 1991-029-00
Purpose of Data Set Each year during our seining of juvenile fall Chinook salmon in the Snake and Salmon rivers, we obtain temperature data to characterize the environmental conditions during fish collections. This data is then plotted to show temperature trends in our annual project report.
Summary / Abstract This data set contains temperatures of the Snake and Salmon rivers obtained from thermographs maintained by the Idaho Power Company.
Broad Biological Groups Fishes
Taxa Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum, 1792)
Location Mainstem Snake River at Johnson Bar (river kilometer 371), as measured from the river's mouth.
Mainstem Salmon River at river kilometer 2, as measured from the river's mouth.
NPCC Subbasins (2001 Subbasins) Columbia Plateau: Snake lower
Mountain Snake: Salmon
Hatcheries N/A
Dams N/A
Keywords Temperature, Snake River, Salmon River
Lead Person and Organization That Created the Data Set US Geological Survey (USGS)
Other Participating Organizations Funding provided by Bonneville Power Administration; Data provided by the Idaho Power Company
Contact Person for Questions About the Data Name:  Ken Tiffan
Organization:  U.S. Geological Survey
Address:  5501A Cook-Underwood Rd
Cook, WA  98605
Phone:  509-538-2972
Broad Category of Methods Field
Data Collection Methods Thermograph
File Formats Excel 2000 or later
Data structure description There are two sheets in the Excel file, one containing temperature data for the Snake River and the other containing temperature data for the Salmon River. Everything should be self-explanatory.
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