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Scientists find 'salmon of the southwest' in San Juan River


FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A fish that federal officials say was once widely known as the "salmon of the southwest" is showing signs of recovering its diminished population in the San Juan River basin.

Scientists said they have found evidence the Colorado pikeminnow is reproducing in the San Juan River, and the offspring are surviving.

This conclusion is based on data gathered last year following the spring peak release from Navajo Dam, the Farmington Daily Times ( ) reported Monday.

Scientists found more Colorado pikeminnow in the San Juan River than in previous years,...

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