Preserving the History of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle, Washington

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Salmon Season!

Head on over to the Chittenden Locks to see the sockeye salmon (link to our past article) moving through the fish ladder. The run is now at its peak, about 23,000 fish have passed through as of 7/5/11.
Some early chinook salmon have been spotted so if you see a larger fish with spots on its back in the viewing window, you are seeing a chinook (sockeye have no spots.) The chinook run will peak early August and then will come the coho salmon, the last of the 3 salmon species that use our fish ladder.
Don't forget the weekend concerts on the lawn- every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.!