California salmon will have places to chill with dam removal
Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 6:27 PM Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 6:26 PM
Steve Martarano/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP
In this March 2, 2018 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Battle Creek flows under the Wildcat Bridge near Manton, Calif. Approximately 29,000 endangered winter-run juvenile Chinook salmon were released into the North Fork of Battle Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River. A $100 million project removing some dams and helping fish route around others is allowing wildlife officials to restore one of the state's most endangered native salmon to vital spring-fed Battle Creek, which springs from the cold northernmost reaches of the Sierra Nevada. Authorities say Battle Creek could prove a species-saving chill hideout against climate change and drought.