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Sample Design: Measure Stream Temperature - Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 1990-2019

The details of this Sample Design, including all the parameters used to generate it, are included below. Sample designs must belong to a Study Plan.


IDFG collects stream temperature data from selected sites in the Clearwater River and Salmon River drainages.  Sites include most streams in which IDFG performs fish-in/fish-out monitoring of wild steelhead.  Additions streams are also sampled that span a range of elevation, geomorphic, and vegetative cover found in Idaho’s steelhead streams. Data is analyzed and available for use as environmental co-variates for steelhead effectiveness evaluations across Idaho and for general environmental status and trends monitoring.
Objective for this Protocol
1. Provide support and perform hatchery effectiveness monitoring and evaluation to adaptively manage programs across the Clearwater River and Salmon River drainages.
2. Provide support and perform status and trends monitoring of environmental conditions to inform habitat restoration or climate change.
Clearwater River Drainage
   •Red River (SF Clearwater R.)
   •Fish Creek, at trap, 2 monitors (Lochsa R.)
   •Willow Creek (Fish Cr.)
   •Hungery Creek (Fish Cr.)
   •Fish Creek, 2 km above Hungry Creek (Lochsa R.)
   •Boulder Creek (Lochsa R.)
   •Brushy Fork Creek (Lochsa R.)
   •Crooked Fork Creek (Lochsa R.)
   •Gedney Creek (Selway R.)
   •Selway River, at Selway Falls
   •White Cap Creek (Selway R.)
   •Indian Creek (Selway R.)
   •Little Clearwater River (Selway R.)
   •Selway River, upper mainstem
Salmon River Drainage
   •Rapid River (Little Salmon R.)
   •Secesh River (SF Salmon R.)
   •Big Creek, at Taylor Ranch (MF Salmon R.)
   •Rapid River (MF Salmon R.)
   •Marsh Creek (MF Salmon R.)
   •Pahsimeroi River (Upper Salmon R.)
   •Valley Creek (Upper Salmon R.)
   •Redfish Lake Creek (Upper Salmon R.)
   •Salmon River, at Sawtooth FH (Upper Salmon R.)

Start Year


End Year


Study Plan

Monitoring water temperatures in key Idaho steelhead streams v1.0

Data Repositories





Area of Inference

Latitude, Longitude: 45.103594, -114.852339

AOI Notes

All Sites need to be added for the AOI

Sample Sites
These are the unique sites that are participating in this sample design over the time period covered by the design.

Map of Sites


Sampling Schedule
This section describes which sites are scheduled to be sampled in any given year, and (if applicable) the panel and stratum that the sample site belongs to.

Plan Description




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