NCWA’s Sacramento Valley Salmon Recovery Program

Resource Link

The life span of Chinook salmon may range from two to seven years, but is generally two to four years for Central Valley salmon. Chinook salmon reside most of their life in the ocean (e.g., one and a half to five years) where they rear before maturing and returning to their natal streams to spawn. Chinook salmon die upon completion of spawning.

Translate »
Skip to content