Extreme heat could kill nearly all young salmon in the Sacramento River

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California officials are warning nearly all juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento River could die due to abnormally hot underwater conditions as heat waves continue to bake the West.

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This isn’t the first time a statewide drought, extreme water demand, and excessive heat have combined to spell trouble for California salmon. During the state’s major drought in the mid-2010s, around 80% of the winter-run Chinook eggs were wiped out due to high temperatures in the Sacramento River.


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