Annual Number of Juveniles Migrating out of Cedar River during Spring and Summer



Cedar River juvenile Chinook salmon express an “ocean type” early life history. The vast majority of young Cedar River Chinook emigrate downstream out of the Cedar River during their first year of life. Many emigrate as “fry” very shortly after they emerge from the gravel redds in which they have incubated all winter. However, a substantial portion of the population remains to rear in the river for up to 3-months, them moves downstream as “smolts”.


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