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Drought Conditions Force Relocation of Hundreds of Fish

Drought Conditions Force Relocation of Hundreds of Fish
Posted Friday, August 15th 2014 @ 8am  by KFBK News - Joe Michaels

California's drought conditions have forced hundreds of fish to be relocated from the Little Truckee River.

Fish and Wildlife officials are trying to save formerly-stranded trout, whitefish and sculpin.  

The fish were stranded after the Federal Water Master in Reno halted Boca Reservoir water releases in late July.  

While the shutdown is common, the result wasn't, as hundreds of fish were unable to swim downstream to the Truckee River.  

Many fish died in the empty riverbed, but Fish and Wildlife volunteers were quick to move those who survived in isolated pools of water to the nearby Truckee River.

Wildlife officials believe they've given the fish their best chance to survive.

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