King 5: Record salmon run on White River

King 5 had a story yesterday on the massive pink salmon run on the White River:

From the air you can see a dark cloud at the base of a diversion dam on the White River near Buckley.

But look closely and you’ll see that cloud is really a mass of fins, tails and humped backs – wild pink salmon, more than anyone can remember seeing here, literally climbing over each other to get upstream.

“We’re looking at least a 100,000 fish here right now and we’re one a half weeks pre-peak,” said explains Resource Protection Manager Russ Ladley of The Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

Here is some additional video of the run.