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Another Good Steelhead Year

by Eric Barker
Lewiston Tribune, June 22, 2010

Steelhead, the most reliable of the Columbia Basin's anadromous fish runs, are predicted to make another good showing this year.

Some fish have already started to trickle of Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River. From June 1 through Monday, 150 steelies had been counted crossing the dam.

According to predictions from salmon and steelhead managers in the Columbia River basin, more than 436,000 steelhead bound for the Snake River and other Columbia River tributaries will make it at least as far as Bonneville Dam on the Columbia this year.

Of those 337,500 should be A-run steelhead and 91,100 will be B-run steelhead.

No word yet on how many will make it over Lower Granite Dam.

For more on the 2010 steelhead run check out Thursday's Outdoors section in the Tribune.

Eric Barker
Another Good Steelhead Year
Lewiston Tribune, June 22, 2010

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