Salmon are a sign of hope in a long-dry stretch of the San Joaquin

Los Angeles Times
March 29, 2013

About 10 miles downstream from Friant Dam, two men gently guided their drift boat toward a spot where the riverbed gravel looked as if it had been swept clean.

There, in about a foot of water, they spied something that had vanished from the San Joaquin River more than 60 years ago: a spawning chinook salmon.

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