Warming rivers in U.S. West killing fish, imperiling industry

In this photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, juvenile Chinook salmon are herded by CDFW staff in a raceway at the Iron Gate Fish Hatchery, in Siskiyou County, California, before their loading and relocation July 7. Baby salmon are dying in the thousands in one river and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another due to excessive heat and extended drought in the U.S. West. Recently California fish and wildlife officials decided not to release more than 1 million hatchery-raised baby chinook salmon into the wild, and instead drove them to several hatcheries that could host them until Klamath River conditions improve. (Travis VanZant/CDFW via AP)
Daisy NguyenThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean, are sounding the alarm as blistering heat waves and extended drought in the U.S. West raise water temperatures and imperil fish from Idaho to California.Hundreds of thousands of young salmon are dying in Northern California’s Klamath River as low water levels brought about by drought allow a parasite to thrive, devastating a Native American tribe whose diet and traditions are tied to the fish. And wildlife officials said the Sacramento River is facing a “near-complete loss” of young Chinook salmon due
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