Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3712 May 25- June 8 - Page 26

26 May 25 - June 8, 2018 VOL.37 • ISS. 12 One Million Feather River Salmon Released into Sacramento, But Pulse Flow Request Rejected T he California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on May 2 released one million Feather River fall run Chinook salmon smots— eight truckloads of fish — into the Sacramento River at the Elkhorn Boat ramp north of Sacramento. CDFW staff from the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville hooked up a long metal pipe extending from each truck to the end of the boat dock to allow the fish to get into the current away from the eddy near the ramp. The silvery fish plum- meted into the water on their long journey down the river, through the Delta and Suisun Bay, through San Pablo Bay and to the ocean outside of the Golden Gate. “We’ve released 100,000 salmon this way at the Elkhorn ramp once before during a study,” said Jay Rowan, Se- nior Environmental Scientist Supervi- sor-Hatcheries, CDFW North Central Region. “We found out the survival of the fish was really good and comparable to 100,000 fish taken down river in a barge and 100,000 fish released into the bay.” The million fish included 25 percent marked (adipose clipped) and coded wire tagged fish so that biologists can study the fish survival rates. The release is the result of months of discussions and meetings between the Northern California Guides and Sports- men’s Association (NCGASA) and state officials. The association successfully negotiated a deal with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for it to pay the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) to raise two-million hatchery salmon. James Stone, the president of NC- GASA, sees this as the first step to make up for the thousands of salmon killed in the aftermath of the partial collapse of the State Water Project’s Oroville Dam Flood Control Spillway Outlet, in Febru- ary 2017. The disaster had forced nearly 200,000 residents of Butte, Yuba and Sutter counties to evacuate their homes W.( 2F6RGVRFfV&VB66PbFRF( 2WƖ'7v( 7BF֖ƖbFP"6vW&RG'V6VBg&FPfVFW"&fW"F6W'B&VV6VBFFR6&&4DerW'6V6@FRFV&VV6rFR6V6B&F6`&'6v2FBFWvW&RF6F6R6FRv&RG&6rFw25uBFV"VG2( R6B7FRFVBFBFWVFV@f&V62&W'BGG&'WFVBFR7v66RFFREu.( 2fW&RF&W&ǐ67G'V7BFBW&FRFRV"ЦƖ6ǒgVFVB&fRFfB6G&f6ƗFW2&W7VFrFRF66&vRbF0b6Bw&fVBFW"FV'&2FFPfVFW"&fW"( FRF66&vRbF2FW&FRЧ7G&VB( 7&F6ǒƗ7FVB67vp&FB( ( 6B7FR( &R'FFǒgFW"FR'F66RbFR7ЧvEu"W'6VFWfFVBg&FP&W67&&VBvFW"&VV6W2g&FRFWG&VRfV7GVF2&fW"fr&V6V@7V&2fVWBW"6V6BFvFvFW"&VV6W2Bò6W6rW7G&VЦ֖w&Fr6F&R7G&FVBBFPG'B&Vf&RFW6VB7v@FW6BFV"Vvw2( ФR66BbFRGW&7vrf6g'FVB&V6W6RbFP76fRVBb6VFVBfvpFv7G&VFRGW&&FG&6RFWG&VPWfV2ƖrVr6@7FVVƆVBFR766FB6VBf"#7V&2fVWBW"6V6BV6RfrFPfVFW"&fW"f"ffRF2FrFPf6vWBFv&fW"V6ǒ6fRg&Ч&VFF'2Bvg&FRf6ֶƖp7FFRBfVFW&Vrf6ƗFW2rЦWfW"Eu"6BFW6VF( B&fFRFPV6Rfw2&V6W6RFWvW&RG'rF66W'fRvFW"GW&rV"vFƖv@6w6( Eu"GFVG2F76&旦RfrЦ7&V6W2f"&V7BW'6W2vFF6W'&VV6W2'WBF22Bv276&R( Ч6BW&VV&Ɩ2f&Fff6W"FFR6Ɩf&FW'FVB`vFW"&W6W&6W2( FVvV6Rf F6W'&VV6RV&ǒ&6v07V66W72Bv2B76&RF2vVV&V6W6RR&fR27W'&VFǒ&VpW&FVBF66W'fRvFW"ƖvBbFPr6w6vFrvFW"6FVB( Ю( 2&W7VB4DerFV6FVBFR&W7@FFfR&6f"F2vVVvVB&PFfRFR&VV6RFv7G&VEu FRd$UDD"4p3Sp&FV@vFW WFF"&F6p7@f"#bV'20'F&6W Bf"FP&GV7FBFvvpbFW6Rf6v6&PFFFF&&ЦGV7FWfV24Der&RЦƖWfW2FW&P&Vr&VV6V@7BF@6VBfPvB&V7'VBЦVBFFP6Vf6ЦW&W2( FV@VFR4Der&VV6VBR֖Ɩ66G2FFR67&VF& &fW"BFRVƶ&&B&"&V6RF'D$4U"f66ffW"7Ffb'FW&6Цf&wVFW0B7'G6V( 2766F&&BV&WBbF2V"vRvW'2FP&W"BFW"&&BV&W'2BFR&@67&VFfVFW"BW&6&fW'0&6BFWvW&RFgVFBEu vVgV6V6F2V"FRFǐBf"FRWG&6F&R&6VB@&rƖ֗B2&VV7WBg&GvFǐ&VV6VB'WBvW&RF6FVBFBFWRf6vW&V( B&RF&fFRvFW"f"FRV6P( &Ɩ2bF'2bFW"gVG0fw2আfR&VV7VBfVBGFVBFFRЮ( ėN( 2&WBW( 6B&V6R&R6VF2v6&RvW ( vRFRf6W&VFBfRFRЦrFWfW"( V6VB7FRWFBFR&rf&W'2fRFf"FPVf'GVFVǒbFRwVFW0vFW"( Ц766FV6VBFV"f6V&&V6W6REu"vVF( B&fFRvS( vR&RfW'6BFV6RF@V6RfrFRfVFW"4DerFPFR&GbBbW"֖ƖFRFV66F&VV6RFW6Rf6FP66G2vW&RVFV'7G&VB&707FV67&VF&fW"vW&Rfw0Vƶ&&VgFW"&VV6R( Ц&RvW"B&WGFW"f"7W'ff( vR4t4FF( BfR琤4W2WV7WFfRF&V7F"bFP66W2'WBFW&R"&N( 2F&VV6PvFVvFR6766FFV@FVvR6VBF&&vRf'7BBV6PWBfr6V6BBV&ǒ&VV6R'WBGVRF( 7W'ff27B6W'FF&R&WGFW 5uB&w&FRFW'FVBvG2VF&V6W6RbF2FV66'WB7G&r`&WfW'V"f"&VV6R@FW6Rf6vVFW&WGW&GvV'06W6RFR6fƖ7B&WGvVV7V6W2vP2GVG226ƖVǒF&RvW"Fb&Rv&rFR5uB&w&@FWvW&R&VV6VBFRfVFW"( 7FFV@Gf6Rf"FRFW'FVBFFRfp4W2( F2vW'BFRV6֖W0f'v&B( FRw&W6Bb&fRV&6GB'7fRF@FR6VG&fW&V7B&fRЦ&VVfBg&7G&r6&WGW&2FVB7Bb"&WV&W2FRFV&ƖpFRfVFW"&fW"Eu"6VBfR6ЦbGW&7vrG&W2f66VFffW&VB&W76RFBvVBfPVF26VFr67&VF&fW VVBF6R6VFW2BFR7W'ff666VG&fW7FVVƆVBbF2w&Wb6'WB66RBF( ЧvFR7GW&vVw&VV7GW&vV7G&V@7FRFVBFBvfW&VBffЦ&72BW&66B'#"62&V6VFǒ&W7G&7FVB6W&6@Vf'GVFVǒ7FVBbFV&Ɩr&V7&VFf6rf"6GVRF6BFW"7V6W2fPFV6ƖrVF2FR&V7&VF6FVVBFFV6ƖRGVRF76fRvFW 6V66V62&VV7WB'ЦW'G2g&FRFVF֗6vVBWЧ&FVǒRF&BvRFR6W"Ч7G&VFB&W6W'f"W&F2@66V66V62&VV7WB'FW"f7F'2&"60f6r( "VFr( "FW7FF066W'fF( "7F'FVF6FVBFFP'FW&6Ɩf&WFF'6अU%%D( Bԕ52UB6pf"7V6f6rF2V7&gB&G27F6Ɨ7FVWfW'6GW&F&pg&RFcR4UDD"5%@ǒ2VgBB6P&6R4r$"404Ĕd$( 0tU5B%TpUDD"DIJ4rsRW&7W'VvR( "֖FG&Ɩr F v&6R&֖F( "W&FVBƗfWvV( "G&W .( 2$P3scFR&B( "FW7F4S3SP#SS#cR( "wwr&'6&R66Т&B6vvFF2&6RW6VFW2FƖ6V6RB&W6VR7F&Rf"FWF2