Pacific Coast Salmon Group Project

Pacific Coast - Pacific Coast Salmon Issue Native pacific salmon in the Snake River region of the Northwest are and have been for sometime

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11/15/10 Pacific Coast Salmon
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11/15/10 Issue Native pacific salmon in the Snake River region of the Northwest are and have been for sometime declining, some at the point of extinction. Four dams on the river impede the travel of the enigmatic species and in trying to comply with the ESA, some have purposed draw down and/or removal of the dams.
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11/15/10 Background Fishery scientists have monitored Snake River wild salmon population declines since the 1950s. In their annual report in 1949 the Washington Department of Fisheries opposed proposed Lower Snake River dam construction. Despite the opposition The dams (Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite) were built, the
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11/15/10 Background Salmon numbers, however, plummeted from the millions that awed Lewis and Clark when they first visited the area to 52,000 returning adults in 1971. In 1991, after only eight adults returned to the Lower Granite Dam, Snake River sockeye were listed under Endangered Species Act (ESA). That same year Snake River
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11/15/10 Click icon to add picture Snake River NOAA-NM FS-F/NWC-201:
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course NRM 4320 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas Tech.

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Pacific Coast - Pacific Coast Salmon Issue Native pacific salmon in the Snake River region of the Northwest are and have been for sometime

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