US Army Corps of Engineers
Seattle District

White River Chinook runs rising through collaborative efforts, operational changes
Puyallup Tribal Fisheries’ Blake Smith selects a Chinook salmon during biological inventory and hatchery stock collection operations at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ trap and haul facility on the White River. This fish has a ventral fin clipped, identifying it was raised in an acclimation pond. Depending on which side ventral fin was clipped and the salmon’s size helps determine the age. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Bill Dowell)