Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

Managing the Watershed

Species Research & Monitoring - Aquatic & Riparian

Gilbert-Arias

Adult bull trout in the Cedar River, photographed by Gilbert Arias, Seattle Post Intelligencer.

Several HCP species of greatest concern, such as bull trout, pygmy whitefish, Chinook and coho salmon, and common loon, utilize aquatic habitats. A variety of research and monitoring studies were implemented to address potential impacts to bull trout, pygmy whitefish, and common loon related to water level operations in Chester Morse Lake. Other research and monitoring projects addressed the recolonization of watershed streams above Landsburg by Chinook and coho salmon. Projects include: