In Sockeye Crisis, Dams Helped – But Indecision Didn’t

Last year’s massive die-off of adult sockeye salmon returning via the Columbia and Snake rivers to their spawning grounds was tragic. Mother Nature, in the form of low river flows and unusually persistent, hot temperatures created a lethal situation. Fortunately, the Columbia Basin’s spring/summer Chinook and steelhead stocks, which are hardier than sockeye and migrate earlier in the season, fared …

Richelle BeckIn Sockeye Crisis, Dams Helped – But Indecision Didn’t