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November 14, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Lower Columbia River tributary coho returns lagging behind compared to last year

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Washington hatchery returns of hatchery adult late stock coho continue to be down from the same time last year, according to the latest figures from state Fish and Wildlife:

Grays River: 609 last year compared to 397 this season.

Cowlitz River: 29,747 last year compared to 8,247 this season.

Kalama River: 1,120 last year compared to 1,085 this season.

Lewis River: 1,789 last year compared to 892 this season.

Washougal River: 650 last year compared to 564 this season.

(Photo courtesy of Gerald Chew of Mercer Island)

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