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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

Salmon population booms on state’s Mokelumne River as restoration efforts pay off

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Photo: Mason Trinca, Special To The Chronicle CLEMENTS, San Joaquin County — Salmon crowded in and around the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery on Thursday, offering leaping and squiggling proof of what so far is a near-record return of the big pinkish delicacies after several years of low breeding numbers. Schoolchildren watched as the fall-run chinook… Continue reading

Kern River: Our fickle beauty reduced to a trickle

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BY KASEY MEREDITH kmeredith@bakersfield.com   A woman walks along the dry river bed just east of the Kern River Bridge at Mohawk Street.The bridge in the background is the Westside Parkway exit to Truxtun Avenue. Felix Adamo The once-surging Kern River has shriveled into a sad little foot-wide channel. No one at this juncture can say… Continue reading

Fishing Report – Rich Arner – Kern River Fly Fishers

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Riverwalk and Brite Lake (Tehachapi) were planted Wednesday and it was good catching for a short time, however, the last 24 hours has dropped off dramatically, perhaps related to the drop in temperatures associated with the latest storm. The Upper Kern drainage is coming up very fast as it has risen 3,000 cfs in just… Continue reading

CDFW to Release 10,000 Pounds of Trout in Merced County Waters

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will stock approximately 10,000 pounds of fish in two Merced County waters this week. The catchable sized rainbow trout are coming from the Mojave Fish Hatchery in Victorville. “This is an unexpected windfall for Merced area anglers,” said Greg Kollenborn, CDFW Senior Hatchery Supervisor. “The additional fish… Continue reading

Rich Arner – Kern River Fishing Report

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The last trophies were stocked more than a week ago and the very low flow coupled with numerous +100 degree days prompted me to try one last summer trip to the Upper Kern today.  110 degrees were likely over the weekend so I wanted to see for myself what conditions were like on the 20… Continue reading

Rich Arner – Kern River Fishing Report

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Had an itch to fish the Upper Kern as flows on section 4 and 6 have dropped quickly below 400 cfs that means safer wading and the potential to cross the river on those sections for the first time in months. I talked with the hatchery manager to see how things were doing before I… Continue reading

Rich Arner – Kern River Fishing Report

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Wanted to check out conditions for some friends and family that were coming up for the July 4th holiday so I thought I might have some water to myself before the crowds arrived. I definitely didn’t beat the crowds! The free over flow camping areas were packed full on Friday morning at 8:00 am when… Continue reading

Rich Arner – Kern River Fishing Report

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The flows finally have dropped below 1,000 cfs and stayed there this week. Prior to today Section 5 which benefits from power diversion was moving from a low of 300 cfs to +700 cfs in just hours making it unpredictable and unsafe to wade effectively. Flows now appear to be much more stable and should… Continue reading