Idaho rescues endangered salmon to save them from warm waters
July 15, 2021
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Sockeye salmon at risk from high water temperatures are being captured at an eastern Washington dam to save as many of the endangered fish headed for Idaho as possible, wildlife managers said.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said workers started trapping the salmon July 5 at Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River and trucking them to hatcheries to be artificially spawned or to Redfish Lake in central Idaho for release.
Lance Hebdon of Fish and Game said water temperatures in the Snake and Salmon rivers have been as high as 76 degrees, which can be lethal for salmo...