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Grand_Coulee_Dam2The recent fish kill below Grand Coulee dam has garnered some media attention.  We wanted to take a moment to clear up some misconceptions about how this relates to spill for salmon:

A large release of water from Grand Coulee Dam on the upper Columbia River in northern Washington has killed several thousand farmed steelhead trout being raised in net pens in the river.  This situation is very different from that of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River below Grand Coulee, and in the Snake River, where fishing, business and conservation groups are seeking additional beneficial spill to help salmon.  The differences make all the difference for fish, people and businesses.

Read more over at the SOS Blog.
 
 

 

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