Wednesday December 28, 2022

Daily Republic

It has been a comeback year for salmon in Putah Creek.

Max Stevenson, the streamkeeper for the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee and the Solano County Water Agency, estimates more than 500 fish are in the creek system.

The boards at the Los Rios Check Dam were removed in late October, and the fish have been making their way into the creek ever since.

“There are hundreds of salmon in the system and they are still coming up,” said Stevenson, who took over Jan. 10 for longtime streamkeeper Rich Marovich. “There are probably more than 500.”

That after a year in which only four fish are known to have reached the spawning redds after an unusual series of circumstances led to dozens of salmon dying due to low levels of oxygen in the water.

Read more >

Link copied successfully