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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Muckleshoot Indian Tribal staff conduct fish counts as Lake Washington fisheries' co-managers. In recent years, numbers predicted by the Locks count data have been much higher than what is observed reaching the hatcheries and spawning grounds. There are many potential reasons for this discrepancy, but right now the cause(s) are unknown.
For more detailed count data, click the link in the table below. Current and historical data appear in the "Counts" and "Historical" tabs, respectively.
For additional salmon and fish ladder resources, go to:
Salmon and Steelhead Co-Management: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/tribal/co-management
Co-manager Counts: ttps://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports/counts/lake-washington
WRIA 8: https://www.govlink.org/watersheds/8/default.aspx
The Corps Foundation: Salmon at the Locks (ballardlocks.org)
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery: Keep the Salmon Coming Home (issaquahfish.org)