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In recent years, habitat destruction, a dwindling snowpack caused by climate change, and increased demands for water have escalated water shortages in Washington's Yakima River Basin—pushing salmon to the brink of extinction.
Now, a proposed plan offers new hope for this cherished species in a way that meets the needs of salmon and communities.
We only have until Jan. 3 to tell the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to enact a strong plan to recover salmon of the Yakima River Basin.
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- Candace McKinley, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Columbia-Cascades Area Office
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