Friday Top of the Scroll: 23 million chinook salmon were released throughout Central Valley. Here’s why
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday it has completed its release of approximately 23 million fall-run Chinook salmon raised in Central Valley fish hatcheries. The 23 million salmon raised and released by state officials this year is a 15% increase from the count in 2022. This year’s production goals were expanded to try to help Chinook salmon overcome the consequences of the drought in which water temperatures rose and water flows fell throughout the Valley during critical salmon spawning periods, officials said. Those conditions, coupled with a thiamine deficiency that affects reproduction, have reduced in-river spawning success over the past several fall runs.
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