Snake River Sockeye Update: 429 To Lower Granite, 9 To Stanley Basin, 4 Of Natural Origin

The Snake River sockeye salmon return this year to central Idaho pales, in a relative sense, to the last four years’ runs.

But at 429 and counting at the lower Snake River’s Lower Granite Dam, the number of spawners is still the fifth best since 1977 for a beleaguered stock that came very close to winking out in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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