3 Aug 2010, 12:01pm
Salmon counts
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Sockeye salmon run sets record for Columbia River

The Oregonian, August 01, 2010 [here]

Although there are 100 or so stragglers every day and it will only be “official” in a week or so, the run of sockeye salmon up the Columbia River this summer is the highest since Bonneville Dam started operating in 1938. …

About 250 miles upstream, the sockeye count over Priest Rapids Dam is more than 350,000. That is significant because Priest Rapids is the first Columbia River dam past the Snake River and means hundreds of thousands of sockeye are headed to rivers and spawning lakes in north central Washington and British Columbia. … [more]

3 Aug 2010, 2:20pm
by Mike

To put the Sockeye count in perspective, this year’s count (at Bonneville) is 386,406 (through 08/02). That is more than double last year’s run-to-date (177,739) and four times the 10-year average (94,516).



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