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Steelhead are Showing Signs
of a Surge at Bonneville Dam

by Rich Landers
Spokesman-Review, July 11, 2011

Graphic of Steelhead adults counted passing Lower Granite Dam in early July 2011. STEELHEAD FISHING -- Although this year's big flows have delayed the migration of this year's adult steelhead run UP the Columbia River, the surge has begun at Bonneville Dam -- the first dam the fish hit as they come inland from the ocean.

Within a week or so, the trickle over upstream dams, including Lower Granite Dam downstream from Clarkston, should improve to more of a flow.

Last year at this time, around 200 steelhead a day were climbing over Lower Granite, the last Snake River dam before the fish head into Idaho or the Grande Ronde River.

This year, fewer than 10 a day are being counted at Lower Granite.

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Sockeye and Chinook Season is Closed Upstream of Astoria Bridge by Staff, The Daily Astorian, 7/18/11

Rich Landers
Steelhead are Showing Signs of a Surge at Bonneville Dam
Spokesman-Review, July 11, 2011

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