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Fed shutdown delays fish counts at dams

Counters photographed what appears to be a striped bass going through Bradford Island count station at Bonneville Dam in late June 2013. 
 (courtesy)
Counters photographed what appears to be a striped bass going through Bradford Island count station at Bonneville Dam in late June 2013. (courtesy)

FISHING — Online posting of fish counts over dams on the Columbia and Snake river is being delayed for some dams because of the federal shutdown.

The counts are keenly watched by anglers this time of year as they monitor salmon and steelhead movements during the upstream migrations.

The Fish Passage Center has been posting the counts as soon as it gets them through channels dealing with the shut-down U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.




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