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Eureka City Council focuses on sustainability, fishing industry

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By Philip Santos | psantos@times-standard.com | Ken Bates speaks to the Eureka City Council about his concerns regarding the impact of offshore wind farms on the fishing industry. (Philip Santos — The Times-Standard)   The meeting was the council’s first with the newly elected Mayor Susan Seaman, and councilmember Leslie Castellano serving on the council.… Continue reading

The river is running through it

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The Carmel River near Paso Hondo Road in Carmel Valley. (Vern Fisher – Monterey Herald) CARMEL VALLEY  —  In the process of removing the San Clemente Dam in 2015, workers created a pristine route for the Carmel River, complete with step pools and nicely arranged boulders. Winter floods have since transformed the river route into… Continue reading

Federal judge sides with Klamath Basin fish over farmers

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This Aug. 21, 2009, photo shows Iron Gate Dam spanning the Klamath River near Hornbrook in Siskiyou County. Jeff Barnard — The Associated Press By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard   Hoopa Valley Tribe representatives sit at a hearing at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco on April 11 to argue in favor of protecting… Continue reading

Reclamation to increase water releases to Klamath River today to address fish health concerns

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Increased flows to begin this afternoon and continue through Monday; Public urged to take safety precautions on or near the river while flows are high Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 9169785100 KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – This afternoon, the Bureau of Reclamation will increase flows below Iron Gate Dam to reduce the risk of disease for coho… Continue reading

What is killing endangered steelhead trout in San Jose creeks? Environmentalists blame the water district

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(Photo: Santa Clara Valley Water District) The Alamitos Drop Structure is located on the Guadalupe River just downstream of the confluence of Alamitos Creek and Guadalupe Creek. The structure, built in 1963 captures water following winter rains and diverts it into a percolation ponds near the intersection of Highway 85 and Almaden Expressway to recharge… Continue reading

California’s fishing industry is drying up. We need to think big on climate change

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Fishermen cast their lines in the Russian River in Guerneville. In 1968, the Russian River had a famous run of 50,000 wild steelhead. Now the wild population may be down to less than 5,000. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com By Brian Hines,Special to The Sacramento Bee When I was ten, I taught myself how to fish in… Continue reading

Rainbow Trout: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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Few species have captured the attention of anglers, aquaculturists, and researchers quite like the rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss. We recently discovered that more has been written about rainbow trout than any other fish in the scientific literature. Perhaps one of the most intriguing qualities of rainbow trout is their ability to follow various life-history pathways.… Continue reading

Two Years After California’s Biggest Dam Removal, Fish Rebound

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 In 2015 the San Clemente Dam was demolished, in part to restore the watershed and protect endangered steelhead trout. Now scientists are studying the impacts and the findings have them optimistic about the future. Inspections take place in July 2015 during California’s largest dam-removal project – the 106ft-high San Clemente Dam on the scenic Carmel River.… Continue reading

Freeing Up Fish: How Barriers to Spawning Sites Are Being Removed

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After 20 years of work to restore habitat for steelhead trout on Alameda Creek in the Bay Area, efforts will get a significant boost with the biggest barrier to fish migration finally being tackled. WRITTEN BY, Robin Meadows The BART weir is a major barrier across Alameda Creek that will soon be retrofitted with a fish ladder.Photo… Continue reading

Fall Chinook Season Closed on Klamath and Trinity Rivers

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CDFW reminds anglers that fall Chinook salmon fishing on the Klamath and Trinity rivers is prohibited beginning Aug. 15, 2017 on the Klamath River and Sept. 1, 2017 on the Trinity River. Angling for steelhead remains open on both rivers for the entire year. Due to historically low stock projections of fall Chinook in the… Continue reading