Stranding Study

In 2012 we worked with other fishing groups, the Bureau of Reclamation and Idaho Fish & Game to assess stranding of fish and other aquatic organisms on the South Fork Boise River when the flows are cut back at the end of the irrigation season.

Volunteers examine side pools for stranding of fish.

For many years there has been concern that some young of year fish get stranded when the flows are cut near the end of irrigation season. The project was coordinated with the normal flow management and field crews of volunteers were on hand for the two days in September 2012. A copy of the fish stranding report (.pdf) is available here.