Salmon Headed To Delta Via Truck

Millions of young Salmon will be trucked to the delta this week from various hatcheries, including the Coleman Fish Hatchery near Anderson. This is the second year that virtually all of the juvenile hatchery Salmon are being trucked to bypass a journey down the Sacramento River that biologists don't believe they can survive. Conditions in the river would mean doom because the lack of snowmelt makes the river too slow for the young fish to elude predators. The contingency plan will ensure the river has Salmon for fishing in 2017. At least 95 percent of last year's winter run is believed to have been lost because temperatures were too warm for Salmon eggs to incubate.