Cooling water in the Fraser River system take heat off returning salmon

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is relieved to see water temperatures in the Fraser River system slowly dropping from summertime highs that could have proved lethal to returning salmon. Area director Stu Cartwright says temperatures are now around 15 or 16 degrees, an acceptable range crucial to the health of 1.5-million sockeye due to reach spawning grounds in B.C. over the coming weeks. But despite the good news about cooler river temperatures, Cartwright says there is still concern about the total number of returning fish. Read the rest here 16:28

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