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Tribes Release 1st Salmon Into Upper Columbia Since Dam Construction

Cheers erupted from the crowd as the first salmon was released since 1955 into the Columbia River above Chief Joseph Dam. It was the first of 30 fish released. A truck transported the salmon up and around the dam in northeastern Washington. A chain of people lined up shoulder-to-shoulder. They passed bags filled with one salmon at a time from the truck to the river. Crystal Conant, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, released the final fish of the day. >click to read< 18:25

Revised Columbia River Treaty could restore British Columbia salmon runs

A growing movement on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border wants to make the restoration of salmon runs in southeast British Columbia a key issue in negotiations over the Columbia River Treaty. [email protected]mail