Drought impacts salmon run

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Drought impacts salmon run

Low water levels force different strategy for spawning salmon
Nadina Vallejos watches a fish flop on the ice that her dad, Dante, caught while snagging Kokanee salmon in the Dolores River.
Kokanee salmon eggs rest on the bed of the Dolores River, where Colorado Parks & Wildlife placed them to hopefully bolster the stocks of adult fish in McPhee Reservoir in 2013. Low river flow prevented most kokanee, the freshwater cousins of coastal Sockeye salmon, from reaching upstream spawning waters this fall.
Kokanee salmon eggs rest on the bed of the Dolores River, where Colorado Parks & Wildlife placed them to hopefully bolster the stocks of adult fish in McPhee Reservoir in 2013. Low river flow prevented most kokanee, the freshwater cousins of coastal Sockeye salmon, from reaching upstream spawning waters this fall.

Drought impacts salmon run

Nadina Vallejos watches a fish flop on the ice that her dad, Dante, caught while snagging Kokanee salmon in the Dolores River.
Kokanee salmon eggs rest on the bed of the Dolores River, where Colorado Parks & Wildlife placed them to hopefully bolster the stocks of adult fish in McPhee Reservoir in 2013. Low river flow prevented most kokanee, the freshwater cousins of coastal Sockeye salmon, from reaching upstream spawning waters this fall.
Kokanee salmon eggs rest on the bed of the Dolores River, where Colorado Parks & Wildlife placed them to hopefully bolster the stocks of adult fish in McPhee Reservoir in 2013. Low river flow prevented most kokanee, the freshwater cousins of coastal Sockeye salmon, from reaching upstream spawning waters this fall.
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