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Fall chinook run breaking all records heading up the Columbia River

“Fish have been counted at Bonneville Dam since it began operating in 1938, but we have never seen numbers like the 68,000 chinook that passed the dam Sept. 9,” said Ben Hausmann, senior fish biologist at Bonneville. “The highest number we have in our records was just more than 47,000 on Sept. 11, 2003.” Read the rest here  See them migrating through the ladder at Bonneville Dam’s counting stations here  09:43