Baby Salmon went in last week at Knagg’s Ranch and 5 other locations in the Yolo and Sutter Bypasses. CalTrout’s Nigiri Project has expanded to 6 floodplain locations in the Central Valley where we are demonstrating that slowing flood waters down and spreading them out over the floodplain creates incredibly productive habitat for young salmon on their way downstream to the ocean.
As reported in the Chico Enterprise-Record,
“We built a system that is starving the fish,” Katz added. “By spreading everything out, allowing more sunlight, salmon are able to get enough food.”
It was this simple concept that ignited the project back in 2011, and it has been growing ever since.
“We are spreading water out, slowing it down to mimic how the river used to be,” Katz said. “This allows fish to be self-sufficient.”
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