Scientists optimistic about return of chinook to Elwha River

Chinook salmon are now returning to the Elwha River in droves and the scientists who study them are excited about what they may learn this season.

Scientists now are collecting data that will determine what percentage of the chinook spawning in the Elwha were actually born in the river after the removal of two dams in 2014.

This is potentially the first year since the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams that they could see an increase in chinook salmon born in the Elwha River returning from sea to spawn, but scientists tracking that data said they want to see the data first before reaching any conclusions.

LINK (via: Peninsula Daily News)

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