Steelhead forecast grows more grim

A group of state, tribal and federal salmon managers has downgraded the expected return of steelhead to the Columbia and Snake rivers.

The Technical Advisory Committee now says only about 74,000 steelhead will pass Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River this summer and fall, including 36,000 wild fish. Before the season began, the same group estimated the steelhead return at Bonneville Dam would number about 118,200. Last week, the salmon managers downgraded the prediction to 84,000.

LINK (via: The Spokesman-Review)

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