Julie Henning (right), division manager of the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife ecosystem services division habitat program, and Melissa Erkel, a fish passage biologist, look at a wide passageway for the north fork of Newaukum Creek near Enumclaw, Washington, in 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court’s order that Washington state restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Julie Henning (right), division manager of the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife ecosystem services division habitat program, and Melissa Erkel, a fish passage biologist, look at a wide passageway for the north fork of Newaukum Creek near Enumclaw, Washington, in 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court’s order that Washington state restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

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