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Local Volunteers Work to Protect Salmon After Camp Fire

Local volunteers are working to protect salmon from the aftermath of the Camp Fire.

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 3:45 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Local volunteers are working to protect salmon from the aftermath of the Camp Fire.

The group Friends of Butte Creek says rain could send potential toxic debris into the waterways and right now, young salmon are extremely sensitive to any change in the water.

The group is putting in straw to slow down and spread out the runoff.

"Extraordinary silt that comes off of a fire like this can be devastating, especially to the ones that are still in the gravel in the egg stage," said Allen Harthorn, executive director of Friends of Butte Creek. "Those could literally be smothered by the silt and the ash." 

The groups says that around 3 million salmon could be affected. 

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