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California wild salmon harvest continues to dwindle with drought
California wild salmon harvest continues to dwindle with drought

It’s still a little too early to tell for sure, but the news on the California wild salmon front is not good. A combination of low water levels in streams because of the drought and high summer temperatures resulted in a massive die-off of young salmon in Northern California. This week the California Department of Fish and Game, in cooperation with its federal counterparts, will begin releasing young hatchery trout into tributaries of the Sacramento River. That’s something that happens almost every year, but this time the number of young salmon being released is three times the average. More than 600,000 Chinook salmon fry are being released below Keswick Dam on the...

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