News Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Reclamation Release Spring-run Chinook Salmon into San Joaquin River for Study
From the Bureau of Reclamation:
“The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on April 17 to 18 are releasing 54,000 hatchery produced juvenile spring-run Chinook salmon into the San Joaquin River as part of the implementation of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. The Restoration Program is a comprehensive long-term effort to restore flows to the San Joaquin River from Friant Dam to the confluence of the Merced River restoring a self-sustaining Chinook salmon fishery in the river while reducing or avoiding adverse water supply impacts from those flows.”
Learn more about these issues by taking the Water Education Foundation’s San Joaquin River Restoration Tour (Field Trip) November 6-7. Another Foundation resource is the San Joaquin River entry on Aquapedia.