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“Once salmon have laid their eggs in the river, it’s up to water managers to keep them safely under water until they hatch,” said John McManus, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA). “After all, humans control the amount of water released from upstream reservoirs. Killing the offspring of naturally spawning salmon is what you don’t want to do if your goal is to reduce reliance on hatchery fish and rebuild wild runs. It’s hard to rebuild natural runs when water releases are managed this way.” Photo of de-watered "redds" - salmon nests - on the upper section of the Sacramento River, courtesy of the Golden Gate Salmon Association.
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