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Coverage of one of California's most severe dry spells on record and its dramatic turnaround

Dec 26, 2017

Salmon Lose Way Back After Truck Ride Downstream in Drought

Salmon Lose Way Back After Truck Ride Downstream in Drought

A desperate decision to truck California's native baby salmon toward the Pacific Ocean during the state's drought may have resulted in generations of lost young salmon now hard-pressed to find their way back to...

Jun 17, 2014

Two Hatcheries' Entire Fish Stock to be Evacuated

Two Hatcheries' Entire Fish Stock to be Evacuated

Trout from the American River Hatchery, as well as salmon and steelhead from the Nimbus Hatchery, are expected to be moved out to lakes around the state by the end of this week.

Mar 11, 2014

Drought Plan Calls for Salmon to Be Moved By Trucks

Drought Plan Calls for Salmon to Be Moved By Trucks

The California drought has forced state and federal wildlife leaders to consider trucking salmon to safety.

Mar 10, 2014

Drought Could Push Endangered Salmon to the Brink

Drought Could Push Endangered Salmon to the Brink

The lack of rain this year is driving Marin County's federally endangered Coho salmon closer to extinction.

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