LEVEL OF CONCERN: HIGH
California Coastal Chinook salmon are vulnerable to extinction in the next 50-100 years if coastal stream conditions continue to deteriorate.
From 2012-2016, poor ocean conditions, historic drought, record high temperatures, and exploding marijuana cultivation have had significant negative impacts on CC Chinook salmon, so much so that NMFS concluded that endangered status was likely in the future for the DPS.
Scroll down for more information about the California Coast Chinook salmon. To read the full species account, click here.
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