Tuolumne will rise near Modesto to help salmon out to sea. How visitors can stay safe
Flows will ramp up on the Tuolumne River over several days to help newly hatched salmon reach the Pacific Ocean. The river will rise as much as 6 feet as measured at the Ninth Street Bridge in Modesto, the Turlock Irrigation District said in a news release Wednesday. The water will be released from Don Pedro Reservoir near La Grange starting Saturday, April 16. It will peak in the middle of next week and ramp back down by Monday, April 25. The water takes about 24 hours to reach Modesto and continues on to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
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