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Snake River Spring Chinook Returns Increase 27%

 

June 24, 2021

Contrary to recent claims that Snake River Spring Chinook runs are on the path to extinction, returns increased for the second year in a row, continuing the recovery from the recent low point in the population cycle.

The Spring Chinook salmon run for the Snake River concluded yesterday, with 29,634 salmon passing the Lower Granite Dam. This is a 27 percent increase from 2020 levels and 55 perce...



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