Coleman National Fish Hatchery preserving the Chinook salmon population

KRCR

Hot temperatures and extreme drought conditions are causing the young salmon populations to die in the Sacramento River.

But thanks to a local fish hatchery, there may be some hope, in the coming months.

Project Leader at Coleman National Fish Hatchery said a slight change in water temperature and weather affects everything they do from tagging, releasing, and spawning.

To prepare for the summer temperatures, they said during March and April, they released 11.9 million Fall, Chinook Salmon, into the Sacramento River.

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