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Salmon May Migrate to Ocean by Freeway this Year

Salmon May Migrate to Ocean by Freeway this Year
Posted March 11th, 2014 @ 6:42am by KFBK News - Tim Lantz

If you can't swim, then hitch ride. Because of California's lingering drought, millions of young Chinook salmon this spring might be migrating to the ocean on the freeway instead of the Sacramento River.

State and federal wildlife officials say they have a plan to move hatchery-raised salmon by tanker trucks should the river and its tributaries get too low for the fish down stream.

They're keeping an eye on conditions and plan to truck the salmon, barring heavy rains, in April and May.

See the contingency plans here:

CDFW Spring Run Drought Contingency Plan

Contingency Release Strategies for Coleman National Fish Hatchery

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