Record Steelhead Run Slowing, for Nowby Staff
The News Tribune, January 16, 2010
The record run of steelhead over the Snake River's Lower Granite Dam has subsided to a trickle of just two or three a day as the fish migration stalls for winter, according to the Spokesman-Review newspaper.
But the run is not over. The steelhead tend to hunker in deeper, slower water scattered along the Columbia and Snake rivers and their tributaries as they save their energy.
Longer days and spring runoff will prompt them to continue their run toward spawning areas or hatchery release sites, according to the Spokesman-Review.
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