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July 13, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Columbia River sockeye and chinook run rizes updated

The Columbia River Technical Advisory Committee met today [July 13] and updated the chinook and sockeye run sizes.

The updated summer chinook run size is 55,000 at the river mouth, and is based on average counts from now through July 31 at Bonneville Dam, and an estimated below Bonneville harvest of 5,000 chinook. The pre-season forecast was 70,700 chinook.

The updated the sockeye run size is 185,000 at the river mouth. This forecast is based on an average run timing curve. The pre-season forecast was 183,200 fish.

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