Friday November 30, 2012

The current series of storms is expected to bring over 20 inches of rainfall to the California Foothills. Stream flows will be on the rise, sending a torrent of plant debris downstream. For the FISHBIO crew, the bad weather means we will be stepping up our effort the ensure fish monitoring projects like our fish counting weirs remain operational. Large debris, like logs, are generally easy to pass over the collapsible fish counting weirs, but the smaller leaves and aquatic vegetation (like the algae our crew has nicknamed Chewbacca fur) require a lot more elbow grease.

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