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These are steelhead salmon smolts (Oncorhynchus mykiss) being raised at a hatchery. They will soon be transported to release streams in the hope that some of them will survive their migration to the sea; but the heavily dammed Columbia river and its tributaries have become an obstacle course for several imperiled species. In addition the Native Americans, to whom the salmon runs are crucial, find fishing very poor. (US: Threatened)

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Fields are irrigated with water from the Columbia River system in Idaho.

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Fields are irrigated with water from the Columbia River system in Idaho.

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The volcanic peak of Mt. Hood rises up near the Columbia River in Oregon.

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The volcanic peak of Mt. Hood rises up near the Columbia River in Oregon.

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A bridge lifts to that a sailboat can pass under along the Columbia River at Hood River, Oregon.

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A hydroelectric dam’s giant propeller undergoes repairs along the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River.

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The Bonneville Dam’s fish collection facility. Salmon are sorted from the Columbia River and worked here by biologists.

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Hydroelectric dams like the Bonneville on the Columbia River cause problems for salmon.

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Fishing for sturgeon on the Columbia River below the Bonneville Dam.

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Fishing for sturgeon on the Columbia River below the Bonneville Dam.

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Fishing for sturgeon on the Columbia River below the Bonneville Dam.

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Fishing for sturgeon on the Columbia River below the Bonneville Dam.

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Fishing for sturgeon on the Columbia River below the Bonneville Dam.

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Troy Fairbanks paints stripes on his face as he readies forthe dance competition at the First Salmon Festival and Pow wow in Celilo, OR.

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Troy Fairbanks paints stripes on his face as he readies forthe dance competition at the First Salmon Festival and Pow wow in Celilo, OR.

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Salmon are prepared for the evening’s feast at the First Salmon Festival and pow wow in Celilo, OR, on the banks of theColumbia River.

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Salmon are prepared for the evening’s feast at the First Salmon Festival and pow wow in Celilo, OR, on the banks of theColumbia River.

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Salmon are prepared for the evening’s feast at the First Salmon Festival and pow wow in Celilo, OR, on the banks of theColumbia River.

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Ceremonies at the First Salmon Festival and pow wow in Celilo, OR.

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Troy Fairbanks paints stripes on his face as he readies for the dance competition at the First Salmon Festival and Pow wow in Celilo, OR.

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Salmon caught with dip-net fishing, a traditional Native American method, on the Klickitat River, a tributary of Columbia.

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Native Americans fish for salmon on the Columbia River in Washington.

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A Native American catches squawfish at the McNary Dam. A government program allows them to continue fishing for squawfish, a traditional practice.

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Native American boys fishing for salmon on the Columbia River.

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Native Americans at the First Salmon Ceremony near Celilo, OR.

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Native American dip-netting for salmon on the Klickitat River (a tributary of the Columbia) in Washington.

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Native American dip-netting for salmon on the Klickitat River (a tributary of the Columbia) in Washington.

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Native American dip-netting for salmon on the Klickitat River (a tributary of the Columbia) in Washington.

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Native American boys fishing for salmon on the Columbia River.

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Native Americans fishing for salmon on the Columbia River.

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Native Americans fishing for salmon on the Columbia River.

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