The Columbia River Basin’s healthiest salmon stocks are expected to
continue their resurgence during 1999.
But little rebound is expected for wild upriver steelhead and other
salmon runs that have the potential to dictate overall fish harvest levels
and as well as other activities along the river.
Preliminary forecasts are for a return of 190,000 upriver bright fall
chinook this year, the biggest return since 1989 and nearly 50,000 more
than in 1998. A large portion of that total …