Salmon Dying from Hot Water in Columbia River
Today, the White Salmon River is almost unrecognizable! Salmon and other species are returning, river users can enjoy the entire river, and the river is coming back to life.
Snake River dam removal is gaining momentum. As this new video explains, we have a chance to stop extinction and restore abundant salmon runs.
What are the fish dying at the mouth of the Little White Salmon River?
Yakama Nation, Environmental Groups Hold Vigil to Highlight Salmon Die-Offs, Need for Lower Four Snake River Dam Removal
“Sockeye are dying right now because the Columbia and Snake rivers are too hot..." -Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director
We Demand Life, Not Extinction
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Video captured at the Little White Salmon River in the Columbia River Gorge on July 16, 2021 (footage by Conrad Gowell):
About the Issue
Narrated by Don Sampson of Northwest Tribal Salmon Alliance: “The sockeye here are dying. They are suffocating. You can see they are in lethally hot water. We’re in a salmon crisis and it’s time for Congress to act.” (Video produced by Modoc Stories.)
On July 30, 2021, Yakama Nation leaders and over 40 people gathered along the Columbia’s scenic Little White Salmon River for a Salmon Vigil, an event to raise awareness about the ongoing death of sockeye salmon impacted by hot water. Speakers demanded Pacific Northwest leaders like Senators Cantwell, Murray, Wyden, and Merkley support Lower Snake River dam removal and other action to cool rivers. Read more (Footage by Alex Milan Tracy.)
Tell your Governor and Senators that time is running out; they must secure funding for Lower Snake River dam removal now.
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