California: the State of Salmon

California, land of almonds, avocados, and Arnold. But beyond its famous edibles and a celebrity governor, California, like its Pacific Northwest neighbors, is also a salmon state. At least, it will be again if salmon advocates have their way.

Researchers Jacob Katz and Carson Jeffres believe that by carving notches into several key levees and allowing the Sacramento River to routinely flood the surrounding farmland, they can re-create essential natural habitat for the river’s wild chinook salmon.

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