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Deshka River

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Finalized data for May 28, 2014 to July 23, 2015 are available here.

You can download recent data and manipulate in your own spreadsheet software. These data are considered provisional at this time.

Our goal is to make water temperature data accessible to all Alaskans. By serving up data online in real-time, we hope to provide in-season information for local fishers, weir operators and fisheries managers to increase our understanding of the relationship between fish movement and water temperature.

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On September 9, 2013 we installed our second station on the Deshka River (aka Kroto Creek) with field support from staff of BeadedStream LLC and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Deshka map and photo

Latitude 61.76751000   Longitude -150.33992000

Since 2008, Cook Inletkeeper has been collecting water temperature data on the lower Deshka River below the ADF&G weir. Monitoring has revealed that Deshka River temperatures consistently exceed Alaska’s standards.  Temperatures above 13°C exceed Alaska’s standard for egg and fry incubation; temperatures above 15°C exceed Alaska’s standard for migration routes. Water temperatures have even been recorded above 20°C which by State Standards “may not be exceeded.”  Cook Inletkeeper's research on water temperature in Cook Inlet salmon streams suggests that the Deshka River is highly sensitive to climate change impacts.

Additional Resources:

For fish count information: Alaska Dept. Fish & Game - Fish Counts