Bacteria Associated With Warm Water Taking Toll On Salmon, Steelhead In Northwest

The water temperature at the Willamette Falls counting station hit 80 degrees Fahrenheit a week ago, July 3, and continues to hover around 81 degrees this week. As a result, hundreds of salmon and steelhead have succumbed to a bacteria exacerbated by warmer than normal water in the Willamette River, as well as in other Northwest rivers.

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