Monday, June 4, 2012

Columbia Spring Chinook Run Falling Behind Preseason Forecasts

Last week fisheries managers downgraded estimates for the total run of spring Chinook returning to the Columbia and Snake Rivers, prompting a temporary closure of fisheries in the River. The preseason forecast for the Columbia had been extremely optimistic with managers predicting a run of more than 300,000 fish. But as of last week managers had revised their estimate to just over 200,000 fish, highlighting the vagaries of preseason forecasting salmon abundance. More information in the Columbia Basin Bulletin:

http://www.cbbulletin.com/420964.aspx

Also, visit the Columbia River DART website for daily updates on fish counts at dams throughout the watershed:

http://www.cbr.washington.edu/dart/adult

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