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2017 September Snake River fish return summary

Overall Chinook Returns as of 9/29/17:

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2017 chinook salmon runs decline 50% vs. the 10 year average

2017:  53,044

2016:  103,355

10 year average:  106,942

 

 

Spring Chinook Returns

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2017 Spring Chinook decline 56% vs. the 10 year average

2017:  27,357

2016:  62,050

10 year average:  62,403

 

 

Summer Chinook Returns

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2017 Summer Chinook decline 48% vs. the 10 year average.

2017:  8,952

2016:  12,110

10 year average:  17,232

 

 

Fall Chinook Returns (as of 9/29/17, run is still going)

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2017 Fall Chinook decline 38% vs. the 10 year average

2017:  16,733

2016:  29,195

10 year average:  27,307

 

 

 

steelhead extinction

2017 Steelhead decline 74% vs. the 10 year average

Steelhead Returns (as of 9/29/17, run is still going)

2017:  21,047

2016:  40,517

10 year average:  82,660

 

 

Sockeye Returns

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2017 Sockeye returns decline 78% vs. the 10 year average

2017:  228 to Lower Granite Dam, 157 of those made it back to Red Fish Lake.

2016:  815 to Lower Granite Dam, 595 of those made it back to Red Fish Lake.

10 year average:  1,062 to Lower Granite Dam, 690  of those make it back to Red Fish Lake.

 

 

If you are tired of fishing season closures, Southern Resident orca deaths, and your power bill going up, give your local elected officials a call.  They need to know that you want change.  Let them know that the ONLY solution to these problems is to mothball the 4 lower Snake River dams.