Drought Conditions in West Necessitate Klamath River Hatchery Salmon Relocation
It's no secret the heat has taken a toll on residents in the West: heat domes causing triple-digit temperatures, marine invertebrates dying due to the heat, wildfires, water rationing, the list goes on.
Now it's too hot and risky for baby fall Chinook to be released into the Klamath River. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said the exceedingly poor water conditions meant changing its hatchery release methods this year for the Klamath, the first time since 1962.
Department staff successfully relocated 1.1 million juvenile, fall-run Chinook...
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