Trinity River Steelhead Numbers Are Still Below Normal

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(Lewiston) The numbers of steelhead coming into the Trinity River Fish Hatchery continue to be below normal – and well below the numbers trapped during the past four years. The hatchery has counted only 886 adult steelhead to date, compared to 3,272 … Continued

Delta smelt remains on edge of extinction, fall survey reveals

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The Delta smelt has not yet become extinct, but the numbers of fish collected in the fall 2016 midwater trawl survey conducted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remain alarmingly low. This is in spite of improved … Continued

High Flows Draw Some Steelhead Into American River

In the biggest release of water since 2006, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on December 16 increased releases to the American River below Nimbus Dam from 15,000 cubic feet per second to 35,000 cfs. It was awesome to see these massive … Continued

President Obama Signs Water Bill With Big Ag ‘Poison Pill’ Rider

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In a slap in the face to fishermen, Tribes, environmental justice advocates, conservationists and family farmers, President Barack Obama on December 16 signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law with its environmentally destructive Big Ag … Continued

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