Blame the drought.
Biologists fear the ebbing and warming of Oregon’s Klamath River could kill thousands of migrating salmon this year.
That’s what happened in 2002. Adult salmon grew lethargic in the low, warm water and gathered in cool pools, where crowding helped to spread deadly parasites that thrive in such conditions.
The parasites infest fish gills, and 62,000 salmon suffocated that year.
Read the Associated Press story that ran in the Eugene Register-Guard.