• 2014 was a banner year for salmon returns - best on record at Bonneville Dam

    Salmon at the viewing window at Bonneville Dam in September 2014. This year brought a new single-day record, when 67,521 adult fall Chinook passed by Bonneville Dam on September 8, 2014 – the highest one-day total in more than seven decades. Sockeye salmon also set records this year.


    In 2014, returns to Bonneville Dam were the highest since counts began more than 70 years ago. Salmon and steelhead returns have been trending up in recent years.  

  • Welcome Home, Salmon!

    On Sept. 30, 2014, tribal and federal agency leaders and other river users gathered at Bonneville Dam to welcome back the salmon and celebrate the collaboration that has helped significantly boost the number of salmon returning to Northwest rivers and streams.


    These partnerships, along with favorable ocean conditions, improved passage, successful hatchery programs, and habitat restoration are contributing to this year’s abundant returns.


    News release


    See other coverage of the event:


    Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission

    Northwest RiverPartners