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Report says California’s trout, salmon species could be mostly gone in a century

Authors of the report “SOS II: Fish in Hot Water,” released this week from California Trout and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences (http://caltrout.org/sos) predict that if nothing is done about the rising temperature of the water, about 45 percent of those species could be extinct within 50 years, and 75 percent could be gone in a century.

One of the most endangered fish in the state is the winter-run chinook salmon, which makes its way up the Sacramento River.

Another is the spring-run chinook salmon, with an important spawning area in Butte Creek. The spring-run salmon are vulnerable to climate change because the fish can’t travel to higher elevations during times of higher temperatures.

For the full article visit the Chico ER website: http://www.chicoer.com/environment-and-nature/20170516/report-says-californias-trout-salmon-species-could-be-mostly-gone-in-a-century

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