Sockeye entered the Columbia River this week, beginning a 900-mile migration that very nearly ended 20 years ago.
Only four Snake River sockeye made their way through eight dams and past nets and predators in 1992, a year after the fish that makes its home in Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley was listed as endangered. Only one male completed the final climb up the Snake and Salmon rivers to a weir on Redfish Lake Creek.....Lonesome Larry.
Lonesome Larry became the symbol of the entire Snake and Columbia salmon restoration program.
LINK (via: The Idaho Statesman)