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1 August 2017 / Eureka Times-Standard / Will Houston

110 salmon counted on Salmon River; tribe says new research could lead to protections

Salmon River, California

Another troubling sign of the poor state of this year's Pacific Ocean salmon runs was discovered on one the Klamath River's tributaries after an annual fish survey counted the second lowest number of spring-run Chinook salmon on record.

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A volunteer diver scopes out a section of the 80-mile Salmon River on July 26 during an annual fish survey of the Klamath River tributary. This year’s survey found only 110 spring-run Chinook salmon, which is the second lowest count in the survey’s 22 years of data. Mikal Jakubal — Contributed