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CDFW to Release a Half-Million Steelhead into Feather River

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  Hatchery trucks from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today began the weeklong process of stocking a half million young steelhead smolts on the Feather River near Yuba City. The 125,000 fish released Monday were the first of the fish reared from eggs rescued from the Feather River Fish Hatchery during last… Continue reading

SYRCL to lead salmon tours for public, schools on the Yuba River

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What: SYRCL’s Public Salmon Tour & School Tours When: Public Tour – Saturday, Oct. 28, School Tours – Oct. 12-Nov. 9 Where: Lower Yuba River below Parks Bar Cost: $75 for the public, $65 for SYRCL members, $40 for kids under 12 Details: http://www.yubariver.org Registration has opened for the South Yuba River Citizens League’s 2017 Salmon… Continue reading

Celebrating the Recovery of Spring-run Salmon on Butte Creek

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Today, partners in a two decade-old effort to benefit spring-run Chinook salmon gathered on the banks of Butte Creek to celebrate the program’s enduring success.  Headlining the event this morning was Bruce Babbitt, who was Department of Interior Secretary in the late 1990s and participated in a similar ceremony twenty years ago to initiate the… Continue reading

California’s ‘iconic’ native fish facing extinction, with climate change a major cause

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On a tree-shaded bend in Dutch Bill Creek at Monte Rio, three technicians from the Sonoma County Water Agency huddled on a gravel bar to examine the day’s catch, all in the name of science and a sustained campaign to restore one of California’s most endangered fish. Retrieving 163 coho salmon smolts, or young fish,… Continue reading

Yuba Salmon Numbers Drop Again

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By South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) – Image: U.S. Army Corps photo by Robert Kidd March 16, 2017 – Less than 4,000 salmon spawned in the Yuba River in 2016 according to a Monitoring Update from the Yuba Accord River Management Team. Such low numbers have not been seen since the California Salmon Stock… Continue reading

Hard work, smart science contribute to salmon’s success on Cosumnes River

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By Mike Eaton, Special to The Bee For a respite from holiday pressures – or the news – pause and take a moment to visualize large silver-pink fish dancing upstream against the current of a wild river toward their historic spawning gravels. The Cosumnes River, the natural jewel on Sacramento’s southern flank, is enjoying its… Continue reading

Feather River Hatchery Fish Ladder Opened Today

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The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville opened today, Monday, Sept. 19, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers opened the gates in the ladder about 8 a.m. They will take more than 3 million spring-run eggs and 12 million… Continue reading

Grant to help improve recreational amenities along Yuba River

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 The Bear Yuba Land Trust announced that it has received a grant to help improve public access and amenities in areas such as French Bar on the Middle Yuba River. Margie Determan BY CATHY LOCKE,  clocke@sacbee.com New parking areas for cars, trucks and horse trailers, plus picnic shelters, informational kiosks, restrooms and more than 7… Continue reading

The Future of Rainbow Trout in the Stanislaus River

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Published on Aug 15, 2016 One of the healthiest Rainbow Trout populations resides in Central California in the Stanislaus River. Due to many factors, including California’s drought, the population has recently experienced a significant decline. Watch “The Future of Rainbow Trout in the Stanislaus River” to learn more about what the future may hold for… Continue reading

2015 Stanislaus River Rainbow Trout Survey

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The Status of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Stanislaus River: Summary report of 2015 snorkel surveys  (Tables and Illustrations not shown. Visit website to see  –  Fishbio  The health of the Stanislaus River population of Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout and steelhead) has become an increasing concern due to changing conditions in the river. Water temperatures… Continue reading