Jun 30, 2015 8:21 PM by News Staff
The California drought is bringing lower levels and warmer water temperatures to the Feather River, and that's expected to have an impact of this year's salmon run.
Workers are almost done tagging spring run salmon at the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville, and the fish ladder will close July 6. Currently, the count stands at 4,000, which is lower than previous years, but not the lowest ever.
Because of the drought, fishery managers expect to see fewer of these salmon return for spawning in the fall. At one time, the salmon count in Oroville recorded as many as 20,000 spring run salmon.