Klamath River Basin Coho Salmon Recovery and Restoration Progress: Reports to Congress
MSRA Annual Reports
The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 (MSRA) required NOAA Fisheries to develop a recovery plan for Klamath River coho salmon (Recovery Plan), which was completed in 2007 (NMFS 2007), and to submit annual reports to Congress beginning in 2009 that includes:
- the actions taken under the Recovery Plan, and other law relating to recovery of the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in the Klamath River, and how those actions are specifically contributing to its recovery;
- the progress made on the restoration of salmon spawning habitat, including water conditions as they relate to salmon health and recovery, with emphasis on the Klamath River and its tributaries below Iron Gate Dam;
- the status of other Klamath River anadromous fish populations, particularly Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha); and
- the actions taken by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to address the calendar year 2003 National Research Council (NRC) recommendations regarding monitoring and research on Klamath River Basin salmon stocks (NRC 2004).
The reports also include updates on the status of issues related to the Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Project and highlights impacts of recent drought in the region on anadromous fish during the reporting period.