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Yakama Nation signs salmon protection agreement

After nearly two decades of negotiations, the Yakama Nation of Washington signed an agreement to protect salmon in the Columbia River.

The tribe signed the agreement with the Grant County Public Utility District. The district operates two dams on the river.

As part of the deal, the district will make improvements to ensure migrating salmon can pass through the dams. The tribe considers fish passages a major step in restoring salmon runs.

Get the Story:
Yakimas, utility sign salmon agreement (The Yakima Herald-Republic 8/15)

Relevant Links:
Columbia Inter-Tribal Fish Commission -

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