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About 14,000 young salmon die in Elwha River release of 2.6 million fish

PORT ANGELES — About 14,000 dead 6-month-old salmon were counted in the rearing ponds of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Elwha River rearing facility after 2.6 million were released Tuesday afternoon. About 14,000 dead fish out of 2.6 million total represents a 0.5 percent mortality rate. Read more here  18:29