adfg logo

Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Fish Count Data Search

Year:
Location:
Species:

More information for The Copper River escapement estimates is available if you visit the Copper River Commercial Fish salmon fishery page.

Location: Copper River (Miles L)
Species: Sockeye
Method: Sonar

The selected years are color-coded in the graphs below:

  • 2017
  • 2016
Daily Counts
Cumulative

Description: The Sonar on the Copper River is located at the outlet of Miles Lake, about 70 miles from the Chitina dipnet fishery. It takes approximately 2 weeks for salmon to travel this distance, but this is highly variable depending on the water level. The water levels listed here are an indication of the general trends in the Copper River but may not be indicative of what is occurring at Chitina. The current escapement goal for Sockeye is 360,000 to 750,000.
More information about the sonar is located Copper River sonar/weir site external link.
For 2011 data, see also the Copper River Commercial Fish salmon fishery page.

Contact: PWS Comm Fish Research Biologist,
(907) 424-3212

82 records returned for the years selected. Dashes indicate days with no count.
[Export results in Excel format]

Date
2017
Count
2017
Cumulative
2017
Cumulative
2016
Notes for
2017
Jul-28 3,096 723,426 801,593 Water Level Reading: 43.28 meters
Jul-27 2,772 720,330 798,446 Water Level Reading: 43.35 meters
Jul-26 3,342 717,558 796,903 Water Level Reading: 43.46 meters
Jul-25 3,714 714,216 794,338 Water Level Reading: 43.48 meters
Jul-24 3,792 710,502 792,476 Water Level Reading: 43.38 meters
Jul-23 6,696 706,710 789,173 Water Level Reading: 43.15 meters
Jul-22 6,186 700,014 787,281 Water Level Reading: 43.04 meters
Jul-21 5,748 693,828 784,789 Water Level Reading: 43.06 meters
Jul-20 5,826 688,080 780,169 Water Level Reading: 43.20 meters
Jul-19 5,892 682,254 777,227 Water Level Reading: 43.31 meters
Jul-18 5,508 676,362 772,535 Water Level Reading: 43.35 meters
Jul-17 5,061 670,854 765,956 Water Level Reading: 43.27 meters
Jul-16 5,616 665,793 760,509 Water Level Reading: 43.25 meters
Jul-15 6,684 660,177 754,579 Water Level Reading: 43.13 meters
Jul-14 9,321 653,493 745,921 Water Level Reading: 42.83 meters
Jul-13 8,286 644,172 735,877 Water Level Reading: 42.57 meters
Jul-12 7,272 635,886 727,855 Water Level Reading: 42.77 meters
Jul-11 5,094 628,614 721,912 Water Level Reading: 43.07 meters
Jul-10 5,274 623,520 714,984 Water Level Reading: 43.17 meters
Jul-09 5,610 618,246 704,996 Water Level Reading: 42.99 meters
Jul-08 8,646 612,636 695,184 Water Level Reading: 42.69 meters
Jul-07 13,704 603,990 685,313 Water Level Reading: 42.50 meters
Jul-06 13,038 590,286 673,017 Water Level Reading: 42.35 meters
Jul-05 10,806 577,248 662,008 Water Level Reading: 42.39 meters
Jul-04 9,954 566,442 652,651 Water Level Reading: 42.38 meters
Jul-03 10,666 556,488 642,413 Water Level Reading: 42.23 meters
Jul-02 8,935 545,822 627,728 Water Level Reading: 42.13 meters
Jul-01 6,972 536,887 616,321 Water Level Reading: 42.24 meters
Jun-30 7,632 529,915 602,569 Water Level Reading: 42.37 meters
Jun-29 8,064 522,283 583,731 Water Level Reading: 42.39 meters
Jun-28 7,176 514,219 570,024 Water Level Reading: 42.42 meters
Jun-27 7,026 507,043 560,467 Water Level Reading: 42.28 meters
Jun-26 6,108 500,017 550,076 Water Level Reading: 41.99 meters
Jun-25 8,680 493,909 537,426 Water Level Reading: 41.73 meters
Jun-24 9,618 485,229 522,898 Water Level Reading: 41.57 meters
Jun-23 9,222 475,611 506,301 Water Level Reading: 41.54 meters
Jun-22 9,637 466,389 490,024 Water Level Reading: 41.62 meters
Jun-21 14,256 456,752 478,109 Water Level Reading: 41.51 meters
Jun-20 14,916 442,496 472,087 Water Level Reading: 41.28 meters
Jun-19 14,205 427,580 465,806 Water Level Reading: 41.25 meters
Jun-18 14,958 413,375 452,681 Water Level Reading: 41.29 meters
Jun-17 14,232 398,417 439,643 Water Level Reading: 41.43 meters
Jun-16 9,435 384,185 426,475 Water Level Reading: 41.58 meters
Jun-15 11,666 374,750 411,641 Water Level Reading: 41.83 meters
Jun-14 11,724 363,084 389,528 Water Level Reading: 42.12 meters
Jun-13 9,960 351,360 370,167 Water Level Reading: 42.38 meters
Jun-12 9,726 341,400 358,017 Water Level Reading: 42.42 meters
Jun-11 11,190 331,674 344,539 Water Level Reading: 42.15 meters
Jun-10 13,158 320,484 323,124 Water Level Reading: 41.61 meters
Jun-09 12,534 307,326 307,748 Water Level Reading: 41.05 meters
Jun-08 18,348 294,792 292,668 Water Level Reading: 40.77 meters
Jun-07 15,228 276,444 269,440 Water Level Reading: 40.62 meters
Jun-06 12,966 261,216 252,032 Water Level Reading: 40.55 meters
Jun-05 12,987 248,250 242,578 Water Level Reading: 40.57 meters
Jun-04 17,508 235,263 231,228 Water Level Reading: 40.27 meters
Jun-03 19,416 217,755 213,282 Water Level Reading: 39.93 meters
Jun-02 15,821 198,339 206,285 Water Level Reading: 39.69 meters
Jun-01 16,404 182,518 196,927 Water Level Reading: 39.52 meters
May-31 14,874 166,114 181,663 Water Level Reading: 39.36 meters
May-30 12,509 151,240 170,278 Water Level Reading: 39.37 meters
May-29 14,556 138,731 157,526 Water Level Reading: 39.37 meters
May-28 21,576 124,175 145,968 Water Level Reading: 39.40 meters
May-27 28,300 102,599 134,330 Water Level Reading: 39.51 meters
May-26 38,208 74,299 125,741 Water Level Reading: 39.63 meters
May-25 18,167 36,091 111,852 Water Level Reading: 39.57 meters
May-24 6,404 17,924 89,052 Water Level Reading: 39.53 meters
May-23 2,712 11,520 73,788 Water Level Reading: 39.60 meters
May-22 1,584 8,808 65,880 Water Level Reading: 39.48 meters
May-21 1,640 7,224 56,016 Water Level Reading: 39.35 meters
May-20 2,124 5,584 41,404 Water Level Reading: 39.41 meters
May-19 2,207 3,460 26,485 Water Level Reading: 39.47 meters
May-18 1,140 1,253 17,794 Water Level Reading: 39.50 meters
May-17 78 113 13,083 Water Level Reading: 39.50 meters
May-16 35 35 9,131 North Bank sonar operated 10:00 to 20:00
May-15 0 0 6,093 North Bank sonar removed for 5/15 due to ice from Miles Lake
May-14 0 0 3,800 North Bank sonar - 1 hr operation (ice strike)
May-13 0 0 2,248 North Bank sonar - 7 hrs operation
May-12 0 0 1,161 North Bank sonar - 7 hrs operation
May-11 0 0 561 North Bank sonar - 5 hours of operation
May-10 - - 291  
May-09 - - 93  
May-08 - - 10