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Great year for salmon topped by fall chinook run

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WENATCHEE — It’s a record year for this year’s fall chinook run.

By the end of the season, fish experts are forecasting that over 1 million of them will cross Bonneville Dam — already, more than 951,000 have been counted there.

Some 32,800 have pushed their way into North Central Washington, swimming through the ladders at Rock Island Dam.

These are numbers that haven’t been seen since these Columbia River dams were built and fish counting started back in the…

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