1M chinook salmon released into Sacramento River
The smolts were bred at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The smolts will now head to the ocean and face trying odds. A resilient fraction will return a few years later as adults.
"On this particular release, the success: We may get 1,000 to 10,000 fish back out of the million,” said Harry Morse with the CDFW.
The numbers can be greater, cautioned Morse, adding it’s difficult to forecast years in advance.
CDFW releases more than 20 million fish each year. However, the Sacramento River release is a relocation. The salmon would normally be released along the Feather River. The location was moved about 35 miles downstream to the Sacramento River.
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