J.J. Reed, left, and Sonny Mitchell, both fisheries technicians with the Karuk Tribe, search for a coho salmon that they spotted in Aikens Creek, near Orleans, last December. Spawning in the Klamath River and its tributaries is one factor in a bi-state deal to remove four fish-blocking power dams.
J.J. Reed, left, and Sonny Mitchell, both fisheries technicians with the Karuk Tribe, search for a coho salmon that they spotted in Aikens Creek, near Orleans, last December. Spawning in the Klamath River and its tributaries is one factor in a bi-state deal to remove four fish-blocking power dams. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
J.J. Reed, left, and Sonny Mitchell, both fisheries technicians with the Karuk Tribe, search for a coho salmon that they spotted in Aikens Creek, near Orleans, last December. Spawning in the Klamath River and its tributaries is one factor in a bi-state deal to remove four fish-blocking power dams. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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