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Salmon’s return a long project, raises concerns 

Coalition response…In 2010 the flows down the river were increased to monitor what would happen. Federal officials had been warned by local water districts and farmers that the results could be damaging. These flows seeped from the river and caused damage to nearby orchards.

Two years later Reclamation paid the landowner for the damages. Meanwhile, flows in the seepage prone areas cannot resume until mitigation measures are installed

Taking spring-run salmon from the Feather River Hatchery and placing them into the San Joaquin River before the completion of planned infrastructure projects is putting the proverbial cart before the horse and will jeopardize the salmon’s survival.

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