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Drones to study redds

 

Last updated 9/3/2020 at 12:46pm



LEAVENWORTH — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will partner with a Washington State University graduate student next month using drones to look for salmon spawning nests in streams.

The plan is to scan the upper Wenatchee River for the nests, called redds, officials said. The search will include areas near Tumwater Campground, Blackbird Island and Dryden.

The drones, flown by student Daniel Auerbach, will take high-resolution photos and videos, officials said. The images will be used to evaluate salmon populations.

Drone flights will last an hour and take place once or twice a w...



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