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Yakama Tribe Restoring Coho Habitat

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WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - The Yakama tribe plans to spend more
than $32 million over the next decade to expand its coho
reintroduction program in the Wenatchee and Methow river basins.
The expansion is funded by the Bonneville Power Administration
and Chelan, Douglas and Grant county PUDs.
Wild coho were wiped out of the upper Columbia River system in
the early 1900s by logging and irrigation dams and overfishing.
The Wenatchee World reports the reintroduction plan will create
small ponds where juvenile salmon raised in hatcheries get used to
local waters.
Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenworld.com
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