A new study by Oregon researchers claims that climate change is negatively affecting salmon by melting Mount Hood snow.
“The fish and other aquatic organisms are under a higher stress,” said Ivan Arismendi, a research professor in Oregon State University's department of Fisheries and Wildlife.
“[We are seeing] early peak flow… It’s because there is, one, less snow-pack available and, second, the snow-pack is melting earlier because of warmer temperatures in the spring,” said Arismendi.
That means salmon and other fish in the streams are having to spend a longer stretch in not only less water but also warmer water.
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