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Salmon spawn in San Poil River


Last updated 11/10/2020 at 9:21am

A redd of chinook salmon observed in the San Poil River. - from CTFW video

Chinook salmon have successfully spawned in the San Poil River for the first time in decades after Chief Joseph Dam and Grand Coulee Dam have "prevented the migration of salmon into the northern reaches of the Columbia River and its tributaries for nearly seven decades," The Tribal Tribune reported Oct. 29.

In August, Colville Tribal Fish and Wildlife trapped and hauled 100 adult chinook salmon...

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