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Thousands of Chinook salmon eggs and newly hatched salmon died in the Sacramento River in California this year
12/12/2013 5:53:58 PM



CATEGORIES:
Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Sacramento County, CA
Yolo County, CA

1/1/2013 - 12/12/2013
Thousands of Chinook salmon eggs and newly hatched salmon died in the Sacramento River this year, due to lower water releases from Shasta and Keswick dams and little contribution from the river’s tributaries. An environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife stated that 20 to 40 percent of the salmon nests were exposed when the river level fell in early November. Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), Dec. 12, 2013
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