Council Chair Bill Bradbury joined representatives of federal dam operators, tribes, and other river users today in celebrating the huge return of salmon to the Columbia River in 2014 — a record return of sockeye and near record returns of
Salmon are returning from the Pacific Ocean to the Columbia River in big numbers this year.
Columbia River salmon and steelhead runs should range from average to record-breaking in 2014 depending on the species, fish managers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho reported to the Council in March. However, the drawdown of the reservoir behind the damaged
Survival of juvenile spring/summer Chinook salmon in 2013 in the Columbia and Snake rivers was above average and survival of juvenile steelhead was about equal to the long-term average, NOAA Fisheries, the federal fisheries agency, reported to the Council in
The number of adult salmon counted crossing Bonneville Dam in 2013 topped 1 million fish yesterday, September 24, a great accomplishment. Eighty-two percent of those 1,006,619 fish (830,177) were fall Chinook, the biggest run of fall Chinook counted at Bonneville
Washington, Oregon, and Idaho fish managers are optimistic about salmon and steelhead returns to the Columbia River Basin in 2012, with some runs predicted to return in numbers not seen in decades – particularly sockeye. State fish and wildlife agency
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 has a long and litigious history in the Columbia River Basin. Twelve specific populations, or evolutionarily significant units, of four species of Columbia River Basin salmon and steelhead, and two resident species, bull trout
This year has been a positive one for salmon, especially sockeye salmon. By mid-August, the run of sockeye up the Columbia River was the highest since Bonneville Dam was completed in 1938 and annual counting began.The run of spring Chinook