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Heavy Rainfall in Northern California Confuses Fish
by Daniel Xu, Outdoor Hub, December 12, 2014
After a long and severe drought, parts of California are now looking at the opposite end of the weather spectrum. Rough storms and heavy rain pummeled the northern part of the state yesterday, and the sudden appearance of large amounts of water is proving to be problematic for Chinook salmon. According to CBS San Francisco, the salmon are getting lost while traveling to their spawning grounds, often ending up in small irrigation canals or in ditches.
“We’ve rescued over five hundred fish,” said Colin Perdy, a biologist with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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