Nor Cal Illegal Grow Ops Diverting Water From Endangered Fish

Photo HCSO. Dammed up creek with 100 percent of water being pumped out for Illegal cultivation. Juvenile salmonoids were located in the pool.

The amount of damage being done by these illegal grows is shocking.

During the week of July 19-22, 2021, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served 23 search warrants to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation in four Humboldt County watersheds. The watersheds are home to protected species such as Coho and Chinook salmon and Steelhead trout who are already faced with unprecedented drought conditions. 

Numerous parcels were investigated during the service of the warrants in the Redwood Creek, Steelhead/Powers Creek, Salmon Creek, and Roach/Tulley Creek watersheds. Scientific studies identified these watersheds as losing water flow at an alarming rate due to illegal commercial cannabis cultivation. 

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