Although the Lake Sammamish Kokanee were close to being wiped out three years ago, it proved this season that it's one tough little fish.
The Issaquah Salmon hatchery managed to return 62,000 fry to the creeks and rivers that feed into the lake. That's up from only 16,000 last year.
As pleased as biologists were, the great anticipation is for the return in the fall, when the first hatchery-born fish will spawn.
The community gathered April 19 to celebrate the Kokanee project by releasing a few dozen into Laughing Jacobs Creek, which runs through Lake Sammamish State Park.
With other breeds of salmon, such as Coho, people are figuring out that the health of the runs has a lot to do with ocean conditions.
The Kokanee, however, never leave the lake.There is no excuse, said King County ..... http://www.issaquahreporter.com/news/148554875.html