Report Drought Observations

WDFW is interested in learning about distressed fish or wildlife, or blocked habitat resulting from drought conditions.   Human-made rock dams are especially damaging to fish migration when stream flows are low.  Warm water temperatures can also harm fish.  If fish are congregated and appear unable to move out of an area because of physical or temperature blockage please report this to WDFW.  Please record your observations with the location of the observation, a description, the date and time, and your name and contact information (optional).  Each form submitted will be referred to the appropriate WDFW staff person for action.

IF YOU ARE REPORTING POACHING (illegal fishing) IN PROGRESS or emergency dangerous wildlife situations, dial 911.  For non-emergency poaching or dangerous wildlife reports or tips, report online at WILDCOMM, dial 1-877-933-9847, email to or text a tip by typing WDFWTIP and then your report in the body of the message and sending to 847411 (TIP411).

Provide You can provide any photos or videos you have taken at the bottom of this form. 

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* Date of Observation: / / (mm/dd/yyyy)     * Time of Observation:

* Name of reporting party

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* Please describe the problem (limit to 1000 characters)

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Observation Location

* GPS Map Instructions: Move the map with your mouse and click on the location of your observation. A red cross will appear on the map wherever you click indicating the location of your observation. You may zoom in to provide a more exact location.

* Zoom to location and click on map to fill in Observation Latitude and Longitude

* These coordinates are based on: Very accurate site GPS reading   Very accurate map reading
  General area GPS reading   General area map reading
Provide Media Uploads
Please send us photographs or movies of your observation. No single file may be larger than 8 mb in size.
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avi, mp4, wmv, mov
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Please Note

By submitting your digital media to WDFW, you grant WDFW a royalty-free license to publicly display, reproduce, and use the photographs, movies and audio recordings in any form or media for any and all scientific, editorial or related promotional purposes in perpetuity. However, you will retain the copyright to your digital media. By agreeing to the terms and conditions, you assert the digital media is your original work, does not violate the copyright or any other personal or property right of any third party, and you have obtained any and all releases and permissions necessary for our intended use. You furthermore warrant that you are the parent or legal guardian or have obtained permission from the parent or legal guardian of any minors identifiable in the photograph or movie. WDFW has no control over third-party use of digital media displayed on the WDFW website or social media sites. By checking the "I Agree" box below, you agree that you have read and agree to the following terms and conditions.

* I agree to the terms and conditions: Yes, I agree.


Thank you for your submitting your report