Shelters for Salmon are being placed into the Sacramento River. The project is contracted through a collaboration of environmentalists and farmers. One lesson learned from the drought is that the fate of the Chinook Salmon is directly tied to how much water farmers end up getting. That’s how the collaboration came about and the result will hopefully be a comprehensive plan to usher in a resurgence of the Salmon population in the Sacramento River. The contractor -River Garden Farms- has gotten Walnut tree trunks and root wads and bolted them to 12,000 pound Limestone boulders. They’re using a large tugboat crane to lower 25 of the makeshift Salmon shelters into the river in the Redding area to help young Salmon hide from larger predators. That will entice them to stay in the colder upriver water for a longer time, greatly increasing their chance of survival and reproduction.