Drought Forces Evacuation of California Trout Hatcheries

IMG_6865Garyandfish-600x250.jpgFire Earth blog posted this article about trout hatcheries being evacuated due to California drought.

California wildlife officials are evacuating Millions of young rainbow trout, salmon and steelhead from hatcheries near Sacramento to save the fish from rising water temperatures caused by worsening drought.

They are moving rainbow trout out of the American River Hatchery, having released salmon and steelhead from Nimbus Hatchery into state waterways, according to reports.

California is now in its third year of a catastrophic drought. The entire state is currently under some level of drought, ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional.

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