Salmon Numbers Jump at Central Idaho Mountain Lake

Salmon Numbers Jump at Central Idaho Mountain Lake

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More endangered sockeye salmon have made the 900-mile journey from the Pacific Ocean to central Idaho’s high-elevation Redfish Lake this year than in the previous six decades.

Some 1,400 fish have returned so far from a population that in the 1990s bumped along with one and sometimes no fish returning, ultimately becoming the focus of an intense state and federal effort, which included dam removal, to prevent the unique population from extinction.

(READ the AP story from the Post-Bulletin)

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