More than 130 redds have been counted two months after 364 mature adult
spring chinook salmon were released in the Walla Walla River, where they
had been absent for most of the last century.
The spawning of those adults, surplus from the Ringold Hatchery near
Priest Rapids, Wash., bolsters what biologists from the Confederated
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have been saying for the last