Hot Dams on the Columbia

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Mon, 08/24/2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Indigenous Fishing scaffolds by The Dalles Dam
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Salmon killing Snake River dam

Right now salmon are making the miraculous journey from the Pacific Ocean, up the Columbia, to the place each fish was born. All salmon ask for is a river with cool flowing water. But because of the stagnant reservoirs behind dams as well as climate change, the Columbia heats up in July and August way above the safe level for salmon.

On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director of Columbia Riverkeeper about what can be done to cool the water so that salmon can safely return to their spawning grounds.

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