sockeye salmon

Hot Water Killing Sockeye Salmon In Columbia River
I am an avid fisherman. When the sockeye salmon started returning from the ocean I was beyond ecstatic! But Mother Nature has a different plan for the sockeyes other than being caught for food! The water in the Columbia River is so hot this summer that a lot of the fish are dying.
Salmon Return to Cle Elum Lake
The Yakama Nation is celebrating the return of sockeye salmon into a lake on the east slope of the Cascade Mountains where they were eliminated decades ago.
Biologists released 1,000 fish into Cle Elum Lake in Central Washington in summer 2009, and those fish swam up the Cle Elum River that fall to s…