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Salmon spawning is one of the great natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. "It's kind of magical," Roy Iwai writes in a recent Follow the Water blog post. Encountering salmon spawning is the reason he got into water protection.
Unfortunately, many salmon face pre-spawn mortality. Roy witnessed this himself, finding a bright silver coho dead on a riverbank with its belly still full of eggs. This phenomenon has been observed since the 1980s, beginning in the Seattle area.
Evidence supports that pre-spawn mortality is often the result of chemicals from car tires washing into streams and beyond. This is an issue that affects the future of coho salmon populations and the ecosystems of our beloved rivers, but there are natural solutions!