russian-river-webJust a few decades ago, the Russian River hosted rich salmon runs. Tens of thousands of returning fish put the area on the map as a world class fishing spot. Now, county, state and federal agencies are working desperately to conserve the few remaining fish. In this first of a two-part series, KRCB reporter Danielle Venton examines the state of the river, asking what progress has been made recently, and what work there is still left to do.

dry-creek-habitatBy 2020 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Sonoma County Water Agency plan to create 6 miles of enhanced habitat along Dry Creek, beneath Warm Springs Dam. Image courtesy of SCWA.

 

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