Hot Water in the Snake River

Overall in the four lower Snake River reservoirs, 68 degrees has been reached or exceeded 16 times this past week and 93 times so far this summer. The longer temperatures remain above 68 degrees the more severe the effects salmon and steelhead begin to suffer, including: increased metabolism/increased energy usage, increased susceptibility to disease, reduced fecundity or reproductive potential, and/or death. With weekly updates, The Hot Water Report 2016 will track water temperatures, salmon survival and climate related impacts in the Columbia-Snake River Basin this summer. Read the full report here: http://www.wildsalmon.org/projects/climate-change/columbia-and-snake-rivers-hot-water-report-2017.html

 

Snake River Hot Water Temperatures Salmon, Steelhead