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Dams Don't Hurt Orcas

by Mike Nelson
Yakima Herald, March 27, 2018

To the editor -- Regarding "Save the orcas" (March 15). Orcas in Puget Sound are stressed because of lack of salmon to eat, so the friends of the orcas say we must remove dams on the Snake River.

This sounds like more liberal "fake news." The Snake River flows into the Columbia and then the ocean. The salmon smolts follow this route and return.

Salmon in Puget Sound use the rivers that flow into Puget Sound. Maybe the reduced populations are due to foreign countries fishing our coastal waters and not respecting our 12-mile limit; but that doesn't help their political agenda. These clowns have no honor.

Related Pages:
Ocean Fishery Impacts on Idaho's Salmon and Steelhead by Robert Kope, NOAA Fisheries 7/29/09

Related Sites:
2013 Southern Resident Killer Whale Satellite Tagging NW Fisheries Science Center

Mike Nelson, Yakima
Dams Don't Hurt Orcas
Yakima Herald, March 27, 2018

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