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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.

Salmon population continues to decline

December 14, 2015
Early results of the fish count in the Sacramento River show that the population is 25 percent less than last year when 95 percent were wiped out by warm water.
The Sacramento River is home to the Chinook salmon, which have been dying in the heat waves as a result of the drought. Photo credit: Austin Herbaugh

Salmon population in the Sacramento River nearly wiped out by warm water

Austin Herbaugh // September 12, 2015
Drought conditions have caused the Sacramento River to warm up, which killed nearly 95 percent of the Chinook salmon last year.
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