Finally, a bit of good salmon news this week, courtesy Seattle Public Utilities (SPU).  For the first time in eight years, chinook salmon have returned to Thornton Creek, in northeast Seattle, to spawn.  The creek was the subject of an $8 million rehabilitation project in 2014, where SPU crews replaced 1,000 feet of a narrow, deep streambed with a wider, engineered streambed. This keeps high-quality gravel in place for spawning salmon, according to a release by SPU.

For the first time in 8 years, chinook salmon return to rehabilitated Thornton Creek to spawn

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