Conservationists are concerned about winter-run Chinook salmon as the population continues to dwindle in lingering drought years. This past winter marked the third in a row with below-average rainfall and snowfall in many spots, leading to lower water levels in major rivers. … Arnold Ammann is part of a team of scientists that tracks the salmon as they move downstream in March and April. He said this year, only 4% of about 500,000 fish survived the entire journey.
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