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Saving Salmon

Sep 14, 2018

Humans devastated California’s chinook salmon.  Now they want to save itDave Vogel already knew that levees and dams had devastated the coastal salmon population in California’s longest river. The surprise for the fisheries scientist arrived when he saw the video footage of young salmon clustered beneath bridges in the watery depths.  City and county agencies in Northern California hired Mr. Vogel to provide research on several bridge-construction and retrofit projects along the Sacramento River starting in the late 1980s. He surveyed the riverbed with radar and underwater cameras to gauge the potential impact of the bridge work on the California coastal chinook salmon, whose population has plummeted since the turn of the 20th century. … ”  Read more from the Christian Science Monitor here: Humans devastated California’s chinook salmon.  Now they want to save it

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