After harvest the hatchery escapement was supposed to be around 16k. This includeds the 600k of late Coho released from Bingham and Skook so those adults are part of the 16k. This mirrors Willapa hatchery Chinook this year also but not sure on Coho but drastically lower than expected returns this year also.

Thing is the QIN had the returns well below the agencies numbers as they use a ocean driven model and WDF&W uses a more traditional data set. They compromised in the middle and it looks like the second year now that the QIN manner is better than the states. In Willapa the forecast was pure state and it appears they have some work to do.
Dazed and confused.............the fog is closing in