American River

In this photo taken Thursday, April 24, 2014, young salmon that have been transported by tanker truck from the Coleman National Fish hatchery are loaded into a floating net suspended on a pontoon barge at Mare Island, Calif. The young fish, called smolts, will be transported out into the San Pablo Bay where they will be released. Due to the worst drought that California has faced in 40 years, state and federal wildlife officials fear that the smolts, normally released upriver near the hatcheries were they were spawned, would not survive low river flows, warm water and  predators to survive the journey to the ocean. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Fish evacuated from hatcheries due to drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rainbow trout and steelhead are being evacuated from two hatcheries on the American River amid concern California’s drought will cause the water to become warm enough to kill the fish. The […]

06/17/2014