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CLJ - Clearwater River Trap

Status:   Decommissioned
Site Type: Instream Juvenile Fish Trap  |  Organization: Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
General Operational Period: Seasonally
Start Date: 3/30/1989 8:00 AM
End Date: 3/4/2014 12:00 AM

The Clearwater River Smolt Trap is located 10 kilometers above the mouth of the Clearwater River. CLJ was deployed during the Spring migration annually between 1989-1998, and has been deployed each spring since 2002. PIT tag interrogation data are generated for previously-tagged fish recaptured at the trap.

Contacts

Data Steward:

Scott Putnam
scott.putnam@idfg.idaho.gov
208-799-5010

Location

Coordinates: 46.425001, -116.922855  |  River Km: 522.224.010

Operational History

Operational history describes the period the site was interrogating for PIT tags. The comments provide anecdotal information about the operation of the site during this period. Site operational periods are updated typically at the end of the calendar year.

Year Start Date End Date Comments
2014 3/2/2014 12:00 AM 3/4/2014 12:00 AM Trap operated for 2 days before stopping due to high flows, large woody debris and upstream fish releases.
2013 3/3/2013 12:00 PM 5/7/2013 9:00 AM Trapping suspended from March 4-17, March 29 - April 17, and April 29 - May 7, when it ended for the year.
2012 3/4/2012 11:00 AM 3/24/2012 1:00 PM Trapping started on March 4. Trapping was suspended March 16-20. Trapping suspended March 22-23. Trapping suspended on March 24 and was not resumed in 2012.
2011 3/6/2011 12:30 PM 4/21/2011 9:30 AM Trapping was suspended on March 30 due to high flows. Trapping resumed April 18. Trapping was suspended again on April 21 due to high flow and debris, and did not resume.
2010 3/7/2010 12:00 PM 5/26/2010 2:00 PM Trap operations were suspended from March 30 until April 4, and again between April 19-24, due to hatchery releases. Trapping at the Clearwater River smolt trap was suspended between May 17-22 due to high flows. Trap operations terminated for the year on May 26.
2009 3/8/2009 12:30 PM 4/3/2009 10:00 AM The Clearwater River smolt trap began the 2009 trapping season on 03/08/09 at 12:30 PST. Trapping at the Clearwater River smolt trap was suspended between March 25-29 to allow a hatchery release to pass. Trapping was suspended on April 3 due to high flows, and did not resume.
2008 3/9/2008 11:00 AM 5/5/2008 9:30 AM The Clearwater Trap was out of operation between 11:30 on 4/2/08 and 10:30 on 4/6/08, and again from 10AM on April 21 until 3PM on April 25, to avoid hatchery releases. The trap was pulled from service between 16:30 on April 29 and 15:00 on April 30 due to high flows. The Clearwater trap was pulled at 9:30 am on 5/5/08, and was not redeployed.
2007 3/4/2007 11:00 AM 5/9/2007 1:30 PM The Clearwater Trap began operations for the 2007 season on March 4. It was pulled to avoid overfishing or high flows on the following dates: 3/28-4/1, 4/6-4/8, 4/18-4/19, 4/20-4/22, 4/29-5/7. The trap was pulled for the season on May 9, 2007.
2006 3/5/2006 11:00 AM 4/5/2006 4:00 PM The Clearwater trap was OOS from 3/10/06 11:30 until 3/12/06 17:00 due to hatchery coho releases upstream. The trap was pulled again between March 27 and March 31 due to a hatchery release from Dworshak NFH. The trap was pulled at about 4PM on April 5. It was not redeployed.
2005 3/6/2005 10:00 AM 5/5/2005 10:00 AM Trapping operations began on March 6, 2005. Trapping operations were suspended between 1:30PM on March 11 and 11:30 AM on March 13 due to large numbers of coho and few targeted wild Chinook. Trapping operations were suspended between April 3 and 5:00 PM on April 10 due to large numbers of hatchery fish. Trapping operations were suspended between 13:00 on April 18 and 10:00 on April 24 to allow hatchery steelhead to pass. Trapping was suspended 05/05/05 at 10:00, and did not resume in 2005.
2004 3/7/2004 9:00 AM 5/19/2004 4:30 PM Trapping was suspended between 3/31/04 and 4/04/04 to avoid intercepting large numbers of fish released from Dworshak NFH. Trapping was again suspended between 4/19/04 and 4/25/04 to avoid a steelhead release from Dworshak NFH. Trapping was suspended between May 3 and May 13 due to high flows and debris. Trapping was terminated for the season on 05/19/04 at 16:30 due to high flows.
2003 3/15/2003 3:00 PM 5/15/2003 9:00 AM IDFG began operations at the Clearwater River Trap on March 15, 2003. Trap operations were suspended from 3/19 until 3/24 15:30 to avoid fish released from Dworshak NFH. Trapping operations were suspended 4/1-4/4 because of large woody debris. CLJ suspended operations 4/13-4/18 due to debris and high flows, and from 4/20-4/30 due to upstream hatchery releases. Trapping was terminated at 0900 on 5/15 due to high flows and debris.
2002 3/11/2002 7:00 AM 5/19/2002 12:00 PM The times associated with these start/end dates are guesses. This site had several extended periods of inactivity due to high water conditions.
1998 3/26/1998 12:00 AM 4/27/1998 12:00 AM Dates and times based on first/last reported detections.
1996 2/7/1996 2:30 AM 2/8/1996 12:39 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1995 3/21/1995 12:00 AM 5/30/1995 1:00 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1994 4/5/1994 1:00 AM 7/10/1994 1:00 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1993 3/29/1993 12:00 AM 5/2/1993 1:00 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1992 3/24/1992 11:00 PM 6/3/1992 12:00 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1991 3/30/1991 11:00 PM 5/10/1991 12:00 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1990 3/22/1990 5:00 AM 5/24/1990 9:00 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1989 3/30/1989 8:00 AM 5/25/1989 9:00 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.

Configuration

Configuration metadata includes details about the equipment used at the site to detect and record PIT tags. A new configuration sequence record is created when equipment is added or removed from the site and the period of time it was active. A configuration sequence without an End Date is currently active.

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Start Date:  1/1/1994
End Date:  3/4/2014

Equipment History

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
3/1/2015 4:00:00 PM SiteDown CLJ will not be operated during the 2015 trapping season per a Fish Passage Center and IDFG agreement. Whether this site will be restarted in future years is questionable.
3/6/2014 10:02:34 AM General Trapping for the 2014 season began on 3/2/14 at 1200 for the Clearwater River smolt trap (CLJ). It ran until 3/4/14 at 09:30 AM PST when it was shut down because of high flows/debris and a 230k coho release upstream. Trapping will resume when conditions improve.
3/5/2014 4:00:00 PM SiteDown Trapping at CLJ was suspended for the 2014 season on 03/04/15 at 09:30 due to high flows, large woody debris, and upstream fish releases.