More spring Chinook returning to Deschutes Basin

Bend Bulletin highlights the return of spring Chinook in waters flowing through protected and restored Land Trust properties.
By Kyle Spurr
The Bulletin

The number of spring chinook returning from the Pacific Ocean is down this year across the Northwest.

But there is reason for optimism for spring chinook that originated in the Deschutes River Basin.

So far, 46 upper basin spring chinook have returned and been released to spawn in the Deschutes tributaries above the Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric Project near Madras. That is a huge increase from just five returning to the region last year...