CDFW’s Oroville Dam Salmon Evacuation Decision Pays Exceptional Dividends
A hasty Feather River emergency salmon rescue turned out to be a good thing. A really good thing.
In February 2017, damage to the Oroville Dam spillways in Northern California prompted the evacuation of more than 180,000 people living downstream along the Feather River. The raging muddy waters also triggered an emergency decision to relocate millions of young salmon from the Feather River Hatchery to the Thermalito Annex Hatchery to be raised and held until river water conditions improved. Most, if not all, of the young salmon would have...
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