A program that controlled fluctuations
in river flow as a way to prevent
stranding salmon fry at Hanford
Reach on the Columbia River came to an
end June 30, but the final impact
of changes to river operations on the
fry won’t be known until late summer.
The one-season operating plan was
initiated March 10 by hydro managers
after a long consultation with fish
managers on how to avoid a repeat of
1998’s high stranding mortality. 
The fish managers had estimated in a
report …

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