Santa Cruz Water Department staff is completing its annual spring fish survey, and with it comes some important dispatches. Steelhead numbers are low with drought conditions plaguing Santa Cruz for a second consecutive year. But coho salmon, a species at-risk of extinction, were spotted off Santa Cruz’s North Coast in the Laguna Creek estuary. Documenting coho anywhere in Santa Cruz County is a relatively rare event, explained Chris Berry, watershed compliance manager with the city.
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