Winchuck River

Summary

A small coastal watershed in southwest Oregon.

Native Species

  • Fall Chinook Salmon
  • Coho Salmon [ESA Listed]
  • Winter Steelhead
  • Coastal Cutthroat Trout

The Winchuck River is a coastal stream that encompasses a drainage of approximately 45,624 acres, and flows into the Pacific Ocean about 1/2 mile north of the Oregon/California border, approximately 5 miles south of Brookings, Oregon. Some of the watershed is found in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, and the South Fork is largely located in California.

Wild, Native Fish

The Winchuck River is home to Coho and Fall Chinook salmon, Winter Steelhead and Coastal Cutthroat trout. Of these populations, Coho salmon are listed as Threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, and Fall Chinook salmon are proposed as Threatened, and are a species of concern in which they often do not meet their escapement goal at 300 fish.


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