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Monday sockeye count at Bonneville Dam sets record

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on June 26, 2012 at 10:01 am with No Comments »
June 26, 2012 10:01 am
Fish pass through the observing area at Bonneville Dam in this webcam image. (U.S. Corps of Engineers)

The record sockeye run predicted for the Columbia River seems to be coming to fruition. On Sunday, a record 38,756 sockeye were counted at Bonneville Dam, smashing the previous record of 30,690 fish on June 24, 2010.

A record 462,000 sockeye are forecast to pass through the mouth of the Columbia this year. Of those, 431,300 fish are expected to be headed to the Okanogan River.

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