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Contact: Sandra Hines
University of Washington

Temperature Map

Caption: The Wood River basin, slightly bigger than the state of Rhode Island, is dotted with streams with different average temperatures in Fahrenheit, 40 to 55 degrees meaning salmon return to spawn at different times. Stream are close enough that animals like brown bears can have salmon for most of the summer by moving between streams

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