The Orion

Salmon population continues to decline

Jason Roberts, senior environmental science supervisor for California Department of Fish and Wildlife, reported that the salmon population has further decreased in the past year. Photo courtesy of Jason Roberts.

December 14, 2015

The salmon population has continued to decline in the Sacramento River because of depleting water levels and increasing temperatures. This is after nearly 95 percent of the Winter Run Chinook salmon died in 2014 due to the drought. “This year they’re estimating that 25 percent less fish than last yea...

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