Yakama Nation Plan For Boosting Salmon Numbers, Juvenile Survival Moves A Step Forward; Would Increase Fall/Summer Chinook Hatchery Releases By 1.1 Million

Only about 25 percent of salmon and steelhead smolts produced in the Yakima River basin make it to McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Spring chinook do better than that, but poor survival of juvenile fall and summer chinook drag that number down.

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