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  • Sockeye Salmon Die By The Thousands In Columbia

    In 2015, the Columbia, Snake and even Salmon rivers got so hot 99 percent of the sockeye salmon heading for Idaho died.

In 2015, the Columbia, Snake and even Salmon rivers got so hot 99 percent of the sockeye salmon heading for Idaho died. Rocky Barker rbarker@idahostatesman.com
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Columbia and Snake sockeye decimated by 2015’s warm rivers

April 13, 2016 3:48 PM

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."