Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Nov. 3

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The salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova will open Friday, Nov. 2, signaling the start of the spawning season on the American River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers will open the gates in the ladder at 10:30 a.m. and will take more than a half-million eggs during the first… Continue reading

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Klamath River Upstream of Interstate 5 to Reopen to Adult Chinook Salmon Harvest on Monday, Oct. 29

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Iron Gate Hatchery has determined that the hatchery will have taken in more than 8,000 fall Chinook Salmon by the end of this week. According to California 2018-19 supplemental sport fishing regulations, the take of 8,000 fall Chinook Salmon at the hatchery triggers the reopening of the… Continue reading

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Science Spotlight: CDFW’s Annual Egg Take Results in Big Haul on the Little Truckee River

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  CDFW staff and volunteers set a one-day record of 1.5 million eggs collected on the Little Truckee River earlier this month. CDFW staff and volunteers use seine nets and electric fishing techniques to corral and capture adult Kokanee salmon. Volunteers from the California Inland Fisheries Foundation, Inc. and Kokanee Power help CDFW personnel capture… Continue reading

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Upper Trinity River Quota Met

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Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall Chinook Salmon catch on the Trinity River, anglers will meet the Upper Trinity River adult fall Chinook Salmon quota below Old Lewiston Bridge for the 2018 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2018. This triggers the closure of the… Continue reading

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USGS Working to Restore Streamgages

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For questions about a streamgage in your state, please contact your local USGS water science center; contacts can be found at https://water.usgs.gov/key_officials.html. UPDATE, 11/6: Once all operational gages are brought back online, the USGS will focus on restoring other equipment that experienced the telemetry issues, including about 85 rapid deployment gages that are used periodically for emergency… Continue reading

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West’s rivers are hot enough to cook salmon to death. Will this court ruling keep them cool ?

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It might be the most gruesome element of the drought conditions that have gripped the West in recent years: salmon being cooked to death by the thousands in rivers that have become overheated as water flows dwindle. Now a federal judge in Seattle has directed the Environmental Protection Agency, in a ruling with implications for… Continue reading

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West’s rivers are hot enough to cook salmon to death. Will this court ruling keep them cool?

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It might be the most gruesome element of the drought conditions that have gripped the West in recent years: salmon being cooked to death by the thousands in rivers that have become overheated as water flows dwindle. Now a federal judge in Seattle has directed the Environmental Protection Agency, in a ruling with implications for… Continue reading

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Science Spotlight: It’s Spawning Season for Salmon, Scientists Trying to Revive Extinct Central Valley Salmon Run

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Close-up of adult spring-run Chinook salmon dorsal fin. Adult spring-run Chinook salmon inform river restoration decisions by their habitat use and preferences. Adult spring-run salmon are carefully selected for release based on their sexual maturity. Spring-run Chinook salmon released into the San Joaquin River are outfitted with three tags including a colored T-bar tag for… Continue reading

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