salmon http://www.kplu.org en Currently A Ditch, Seattle's Longest Creek Soon To Be A Stream Again http://www.kplu.org/post/currently-ditch-seattles-longest-creek-soon-be-stream-again <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151756393&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Utility crews are about to take a busy northeast Seattle thoroughfare out of commission for six months.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But in exchange for shutting down five blocks of 35th Avenue Northeast, utilities officials say the neighborhood will get relief from chronic flooding and a very new look for the city's longest creek.</span></p><p>The north and south branches of Thornton Creek converge just east of 35th Avenue. Floodwaters often submerge sections of the street after big storms and can inundate homes, Meadowbrook Community Center and nearby Nathan Hale High School.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 00:14:15 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 16853 at http://www.kplu.org Currently A Ditch, Seattle's Longest Creek Soon To Be A Stream Again Fish Experts Plan Water Slide For Salmon On Cracked Wanapum Dam http://www.kplu.org/post/fish-experts-plan-water-slide-salmon-cracked-wanapum-dam <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140602906&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The ongoing issue with the cracked Wanapum Dam in central Washington is now creating problems for migrating salmon. The drawdown of water between Wanapum and Rock Island dams to relieve pressure on the crack is the roadblock.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:43:02 +0000 Anna King 15109 at http://www.kplu.org Fish Experts Plan Water Slide For Salmon On Cracked Wanapum Dam Tribes Push To Restore Salmon To Upper Columbia River http://www.kplu.org/post/tribes-push-restore-salmon-upper-columbia-river <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Once upon a time, salmon and steelhead swam more than a thousand miles upriver to the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River, at the foot of the Rockies in British Columbia.</span></p><p>Those epic migrations ended in 1938 with the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usbr.gov/pn/grandcoulee/" target="_blank">construction of Grand Coulee Dam</a>.</p><p>This week, tribes from both sides of the U.S.-Canada border along with scientists and policymakers are&nbsp;<a href="http://www.critfc.org/tribal-treaty-fishing-rights/policy-support/critfc-policy-workshops/future/conference-agendas/" target="_blank">meeting in Spokane</a>&nbsp;to figure out&nbsp;<a href="http://naiads.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/fish-passage-white-paper-2-14-14.pdf" target="_blank">how Columbia River fish could be restored to their entire historical range</a>. The idea draws passionate supporters, but has unknown costs that you might be asked to help pay.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:24:13 +0000 Tom Banse 15020 at http://www.kplu.org Tribes Push To Restore Salmon To Upper Columbia River Inslee: Ellensburg Area Stream Restoration Good for Salmon http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-ellensburg-area-stream-restoration-good-salmon <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A&nbsp;dried-out 3-mile-stretch of creek in central Washington will soon swell again with water. It’s part of a project near Ellensburg to pipe irrigation water from the Yakima River to keep water in the creek for salmon and steelhead.</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Anna King 10711 at http://www.kplu.org Inslee: Ellensburg Area Stream Restoration Good for Salmon Bumper Salmon Runs Pose Danger for Dogs http://www.kplu.org/post/bumper-salmon-runs-pose-danger-dogs <p>Fishermen around the Northwest are enjoying some exceptional salmon runs this autumn. Puget Sound is teeming with pink salmon and there&#39;s a record-breaking fall Chinook run in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. But as fish move upstream to spawn, danger lurks for dogs.</p><p>Dr. Scott Capsey had his first encounter with &quot;salmon poisoning&quot; years before he became a vet. His family&#39;s normally exuberant golden retriever mysteriously turned lethargic, had diarrhea and lots of vomiting.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:37:29 +0000 Tom Banse 10161 at http://www.kplu.org Bumper Salmon Runs Pose Danger for Dogs Scientists Take Aim at Mystery of Declining Salish Sea Salmon http://www.kplu.org/post/scientists-take-aim-mystery-declining-salish-sea-salmon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Survival rates for salmon and steelhead in Puget Sound have plunged since the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and a big </span><a href="http://www.lltk.org/rebuilding-populations/salish-sea-marine-survival/overview" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">new international study </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is aiming to figure out why.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 04:06:09 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9718 at http://www.kplu.org Scientists Take Aim at Mystery of Declining Salish Sea Salmon Animal Magnetism: How Salmon Find Their Way Back Home http://www.kplu.org/post/how-salmon-find-their-way-back-home-spawn Before they end up filleted and sautéed on your dinner plate, salmon lead some pretty extraordinary, globe-trotting lives.<p>After hatching in a freshwater stream, young salmon make a break for the ocean, where they hang out for years, covering thousands of miles before deciding its time to settle down and lay eggs in their natal stream.<p>So how do these fish find their way back to their home river?<p>According to one <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2614721/">theory</a>, it's all about magnetism. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:23:41 +0000 7758 at http://www.kplu.org Animal Magnetism: How Salmon Find Their Way Back Home Salmon crossing interrupted by dog http://www.kplu.org/post/salmon-crossing-interrupted-dog <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">UNION, Wash. —</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">A flooding river covered a road in Washington, allowing some migrating salmon</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">to swim across the pavement.</span> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:46:50 +0000 The Associated Press 6922 at http://www.kplu.org Salmon crossing interrupted by dog Pesticide protections for Pacific salmon head to court http://www.kplu.org/post/pesticide-protections-pacific-salmon-head-court <p>An East Coast court case could have big impacts on West Coast fish, and farmers too. Chemical manufacturers are <a href="http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/consultations/dow_complaint.pdf">suing the federal government </a>to get a rule restricting pesticide use wiped off the books.</p><p>In 2008 the National Marine Fisheries Service ruled a certain class of pesticides is a mortal threat to salmon and steelhead populations. Organophosphates are common on farms, and used to be widely used in gardens before regulators phased them out.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:27:02 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6797 at http://www.kplu.org Pesticide protections for Pacific salmon head to court For 2nd time, salmon virus information withheld in Canada http://www.kplu.org/post/2nd-time-salmon-virus-information-withheld-canada <p>Sen. Maria Cantwell is calling for stronger communication between American and Canadian officials following the disclosure that Canada failed to reveal the results of tests that appear to show the presence of a potentially deadly salmon virus nearly a decade before a salmon-virus scare this fall.</p><p>This is the second time that Canadian officials have been accused of muffling a scientist&rsquo;s findings concerning viruses and salmon.</p><p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:23:11 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 3304 at http://www.kplu.org For 2nd time, salmon virus information withheld in Canada Sen. Cantwell wants U.S. to confirm salmon virus http://www.kplu.org/post/sen-cantwell-wants-us-confirm-salmon-virus <p>U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is calling on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to independently confirm the presence of a deadly virus found in two Pacific salmon in British Columbia.</p><p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:51:49 +0000 The Associated Press 3075 at http://www.kplu.org Sen. Cantwell wants U.S. to confirm salmon virus Condit Dam in southwest Washington coming down http://www.kplu.org/post/condit-dam-southwest-washington-coming-down <p>VANCOUVER, Wash. &ndash; Work is under way to remove the Condit Dam in southwest Washington and restore salmon and steelhead habitat on the White Salmon River.</p><p>The 125-foot tall dam was built in 1913 about three miles from the Columbia River.</p><p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:23:17 +0000 The Associated Press 2356 at http://www.kplu.org Condit Dam in southwest Washington coming down