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Salmon could return above dam after more than 80 years

 


The Colville Confederated Tribes have proposed a release of salmon above Chief Joseph Dam and Grand Coulee Dam to return the once-native species to waters from which they’ve been absent since the construction of those giant barriers to their migration.

The proposal is to release thousands of adult salmon and tens of thousands of juvenile salmon above the two dams in the Columbia River, as well as its tributaries.

“There is a spiritual connection between salmon and Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest that is celebrated in many ceremonies, including the First Salmon Ceremony, wedd...



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