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Bonneville Dam Fish Count 3/12

by Staff
The Columbian, March 12, 2015

Erika Holmes holds a bright spring chinook she caught on the lower Columbia River. (Jeff Holmes) At Bonneville Dam

Wednesday -- 2 adult spring chinook, 36 steelhead. Water temperature: 44.0 degrees. Visibility: 5.5 feet. Streamflow: 247,000 cubic feet per second.

Note: Counts from November through March are done by videotape and often there is a delay of a day or two before numbers are available.

Also note: Water visibility in the Willamette River at the Morrison Bridge in Portland has dropped to 1.5 feet. Two feet generally is considered the minimum for decent salmon fishing.

Bonneville Dam Fish Count 3/12
The Columbian, March 12, 2015

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