VIDEO: Restoring salmon on the San Joaquin during three years of drought

May 25, 2022
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water
A population of Chinook salmon has been reestablished in the San Joaquin River after much of the river was dried up by Friant Dam. Now, how will they survive the drought? CREDIT: San Joaquin Restoration Program
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Jesse Vad, SJV Water

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A legal settlement in 2006 created the San Joaquin River Restoration Program to reestablish the spring-run Chinook salmon population that once thrived there.
The program has created a native population through careful breeding and water management.
Towns Burgess, lead fish biologist with the restoration program, explains how it has been operating through three years of drought and details upcoming projects anticipated to ease salmon migration in the future.

Jesse Vad, SJV Water

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