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2001-2012 Crane Prairie population assessment

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Originator: ODFW
Publish Date: 11-28-2012
Online Link: None
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Agency: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Name: Michael Harrington
Job Position: Assistant District Fish Biologist
Telephone: 541-388-6145
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Abstract: Crane Prairie is a large shallow reservoir fed by the Deschutes River, Quinn River, Cultus River, and Cultus Creek. When the reservoir was built in 1922 it engulfed a large meadow and forest area, leaving behind large areas of snags and fallen timber providing habitat for fish and insects. Bull trout, mountain whitefish, and redband trout were native to the reservoir when it was created, but bull trout were extirpated by 1955 due to stocking of non-native fish, loss of spawning habitat and fish passage, and selective management. The reservoir was soon well known for large numbers of large rainbows and was one of the state’s most popular fisheries through the 1970’s, however the Crane Prairie food web was increasing in complexity. The Department introduced coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch), kokanee, and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) as sport fish after 1950. Largemouth bass were then illegally introduced to the reservoir in the early 1980's. Black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatis), bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), brown bullhead (Ameirus,nebulosus), stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), and tui chub (Gila bicolor) were illegally introduced after the bass. All of the introduced species other than coho continue to reproduce naturally in the reservoir. The Department sets gill nets on annual basis to monitor managed fish populations. Our current goal is to determine fishery performance and growth differences between two diploid stocks and a triploid stock of rainbow trout.

Purpose: To determine the status and health of fish populations present in Crane Prairie reservoir and meet the management goals and objectives established in the Upper Deschutes River Subbasin Plan.

Time Period of Content: 2001-2012
Geographic Extent: Crane Prairie Reservoir
Status: Draft
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Format: excel spreadsheet

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Attributes Description: Species list, metadat, and data dictionary are included

Is a physical copy maintained for reference at Headquarters? Unknown

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2012 Crane Prairie assessment clearinghouse.xls Data File 11/28/2012 4:59:08 PM

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