Many visitors to Carkeek Park during the past few days spotted salmon returning to their home spanning waters in Piper's Creek.
An upwards of 15 chum salmon were counted in the wetlands area of Carkeek Park, which is located at the west end of the park, south of the train overpass.
However, as of yesterday (10/27/10), the salmon count was down to 5. It seems that the recent man-laid large woody debris is blocking the current salmon run.
Large woody debris (sometimes abbreviated LWD) refers to the fallen trees, logs and stumps, root wads, and piles of branches along the edges of streams, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water. Their intended function is to help stabilize shorelines and provide vital habitat for salmon and other creatures.