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How will salmon survive in a flooded future?

(Wild Salmon Center) As torrential rain descends on the Pacific Northwest, new research published in Global Change Biology provides a glimpse of how salmon rivers might fare in a future with larger floods. The study examines new climate patterns in southeast Alaska and the effects on flooding and salmon habitat. The results suggest that maintaining or reconnecting rivers and their floodplains may be critical for increasing the resilience of salmon in the face of a changing climate.
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