Friday April 22, 2022


Concerns are being raised over what the drought might be doing to an ancient salmon run that goes through the heart of Silicon Valley.

Roger Castillo doesn’t look after the rivers and streams and their wildlife in Silicon Valley because it’s his job. He does it because he loves it.

“What are we going to leave our children you know?” Castillo said.

The mostly self-taught citizen-naturalist is a former truck mechanic who just discovered thriving schools of Chinook salmon fry in Los Gatos Creek.

But because of reduced water flows due to the drought, they’re likely to become trapped in pools of warm water upstream with no way to swim out to sea when they mature.

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