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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

The Lake Tahoe Takeover

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POPULATION DYNAMICS While Lake Tahoe is famous for its clear blue waters, the ecosystem of the lake is far from untouched or pristine. Stocking and unintended introductions of non-native species over the last 100 years have completely transformed the aquatic community and food web in the lake. Non-native fish stocking dates as far back as… Continue reading

PILOT PEAK LAHONTAN CUTTHROAT TROUT RELEASED INTO TRUCKEE BASIN WATERS

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will start releasing Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout into Truckee area waters to give Sierra Nevada anglers the opportunity to catch some trophy sized trout in a year or two. Last week CDFW received a shipment of cutthroat trout eggs from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife… Continue reading

Sequoia National Forest Considers Future Management of Lower Kern Rive

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U.S. Forest Service Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument 1839 S. Newcomb Street Porterville, CA 93257 Voice: 760-376-3781 Web: https://www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia/ News Release Media Contact: Alicia Embrey 559-784-1500 ext1112 aliciamembry@fs.fed.us KERNVILLE, CA, January 20, 2017 – The Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Ranger District, is considering options for future management of the Lower Kern… Continue reading

Hot Creek Stocked with diploid rainbow trout

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Pasadena Casting Club reports: As you probably know, Hot Creek has essentially crashed over the last year or more: few fish, small fish. Recent DFW electroshocking bears this out. Dr. Mark Drew, eastern Sierra CalTrout Headwaters project director, told us at our September meeting that a Perfect Storm of factors is probably responsible. He listed… Continue reading

LA Aqueduct flows after dam built for drought is dismantled

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By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press OLANCHA, Calif. (AP) — Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles’ growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months after workers removed an earthen and concrete dam that had diverted runoff to the parched Owens Valley. With little mountain runoff due to… Continue reading

Salmon returning, but drought concerns persist

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As the salmon counters at East Bay Municipal Utility District can attest, the fall salmon run is well underway — and the fish are coming, drought or no. Here’s a look at early reports from two local rivers: • The Mokelumne. East Bay MUD released a series of four “pulse flows” down the river to… Continue reading

Sierra Drifters Guide Service Fishing Report

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A Fishing Report for 9/8/15:  See Full Current Report Fly fishing trips on the waters of Crowley Lake, Silver Lake, the Upper and Middle Owens Rivers, Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Hot Creek, & the San Joaquin River located near Mammoth and Bishop Ca. will give you opportunities to catch trophy rainbows and browns while being guided… Continue reading