Fishery Managers Prepare For Allowing Dworshak’s Cooling Water For Lower Snake To Last Longer; Sockeye Run ‘Not A Pretty Picture’

As the 2023 sockeye salmon run into the Snake River winds down, fishery managers this week proposed allowing temperatures in the Lower Granite Dam tailrace to rise from the biological opinion upper level of 68 degrees Fahrenheit to a maximum 69.5 F in order to increase the chances that cold water will be available from Dworshak Dam through the end of August.

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