Snake River Spring Chinook returns increase again, contradicting claims of dam opponents


June 2, 2022

For the third year in a row, the Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook salmon run has increased. On May 22, the Spring/Summer Chinook returns surpassed the 2021 total, with 86 days remaining before the end of the run.

Returns to date have been double the levels of 2021 and are above the 10-year average.

For those who follow Snake River salmon, this was not unexpected. In 2020, I co-authored an edit...

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