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Rising Temperatures Threaten Salmon in the West

As droughts continue and water temperatures climb, salmon in parts of Oregon and California are developing health issues, like fungus. Scientists are working to move some young salmon to cooler waters.

In a normal year, we would have released these fish to the Klamath River in about May, June. And river conditions were not good. It was low oxygen, warm temperatures, low flow and high pathogen load.

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