Threatened Snake River fall chinook appear "headed for a record
high" return to their spawning grounds above Lower Granite Dam since
tallies were begun in 1975.
The population remains a small fraction of its historic levels, but
appears to be responding to measures taken since the Snake River wild population
was listed under the Endangered Species Act in 1992, said Steven King,
the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s salmon fishery manager.
The current projection is for