February 25, 2014

It’s all water over the dam – but how and when it falls has huge impact on salmon

Adjustments to operation of Pacific Northwest dam triple the numbers of salmon

By adjusting water discharges in ways designed to boost salmon productivity, officials at a dam in central Washington were able to more than triple the numbers of juvenile salmon downstream of the dam over a 30-year period, according to a study published Feb. 25 in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.