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Tag: Columbia summer chinook


Forecast for summer chinook run on Columbia River looks good

Here are some updates on Columbia River fish stocks, released Wednesday by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Upper Columbia summer chinook

The 2012 forecast of 91,200 adults to the Columbia River mouth is 113 percent of the 2011 return of 80,600 adults, and would represent the highest return since at least 1980.

Based on the 2012 forecast, daily counts at Bonneville Dam are expected to average about 2,900 chinook per day from Saturday-June 30 and then steadily decrease to 500 fish per day by the end of July. Passage is typically 50 percent complete by June 28.


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