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Sockeye Salmon Rebound in the Okanagan Basin

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In the 1990s, sockeye salmon in the Okanagan Basin were at a very low point. Today, thanks to a variety of restoration actions through multiple entities, sockeye returns hit record numbers at Bonneville and Wells dams in 2022. Read more.

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Putting Water Into Streams: Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program Gets It Done

This innovative program helps balance the water needs of landowners with the needs of salmon, steelhead, and resident fish requires close collaboration. Read more.


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Efforts to Reduce Sea Lion Predation in the Basin Saving Salmon

Sea lion predation on salmon, steelhead, and white sturgeon in the Columbia Basin has been a growing concern since the late 1990s, especially in the area below Bonneville Dam. Read more.