Survey: Sturgeon fish hold steady in river section

August 10, 2014 6:10 PM

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Survey: Sturgeon fish hold steady in river section

BOISE, Idaho — The population of North America's largest freshwater fish living between a dam on the Idaho-Oregon border and another in western Washington state was holding steady from 14 years ago, according to preliminary information from an Idaho utility's survey.

White sturgeon, which date to the dinosaurs, number about 4,000 in a 140-mile stretch of the Snake River between Hells Canyon Dam and Lower Granite Dam. That tally counts fish measuring 2 ½ feet or longer.

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