[env-trinity] Incredible Sockeye Run on Columbia River-

Tom Stokely tstokely at trinityalps.net
Tue Jul 1 11:24:05 PDT 2008

Does anybody know if this is this the same "poor ocean conditions" that have 
allegedly devastated the Central Valley salmon stocks?

Tom Stokely
Principal Planner
Trinity Co. Dept of Long Range Planning and Natural Resources
PO Box 1445
60 Glen Rd.
Weaverville, CA 96093-1445
530-623-1458, Extension 3407
FAX 623-1646
tstokely at trinityalps.net or tstokely at trinitycounty.org
> Surprising sockeye salmon run hits river
>   Jun. 30, 2008
>   McClatchy Newspapers
>   BOISE, Idaho - Ten times as many sockeye salmon are returning to the
>   Columbia River as last year, which could mean the highest return for
>   Idaho's most endangered fish in more than 30 years. The Columbia River
>   sockeye run has already doubled initial predictions and is on track to
>   be the highest return since the 1950s. Officials expected a
>   larger-than-average sockeye run due in part to improved river migration
>   and ocean conditions and more young fish migrating from Idaho, but they
>   could not explain the surprise abundance. The sockeye count at
>   Bonneville Dam east of Portland, Ore., was 157,486 fish through Thursday
>   compared with 15,427 at the same time last year. Last year's entire run
>   was 26,700 sockeye at Bonneville Dam. Officials originally predicted
>   75,600, but upgraded it last week to at least 210,000.

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