Early Year For Salmon in Bear Creek

, Posted: Sat, October 5 2013 at 9:37 PM, Updated: Thu, October 10 2013 at 4:03 PM

Chinook salmon are returning to Bear Creek and other local waterways earlier than ever before.

Local river authorities tell us that the heavy rainfall, waterway clean-ups, and dam removal may be partly responsible.

"The fish are actually doing really well with the removal of the dams," said Robyn Janssen.

We also spoke with a local naturalist who said he had been counting the salmon since 1994.

He says in the past he has counted as many as 283. And as few as four...

But never in 20 years has he been counting this early.

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