National Fisherman

PALMER — Changing rivers could affect salmon populations in Alaska, according to researchers at a symposium organized by the Mat-Su Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership.
Future changes to flow and temperature — two factors that affect salmon survival — were discussed Nov. 14 at the old Palmer Railroad depot.
The waterways that flow into Upper Cook Inlet from around the Matanuska and Susitna valleys contain the most salmon stocks of concern in the state, and much money and time has been spent trying to understand the runs and help restore them through various efforts.
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