Wasting water to kill fish?

The Stanislaus River Salmon Festival is Saturday. And so far a record 6,000 endangered Chinook salmon have passed through a high-tech weir near Riverbank. “There’s no cause for celebration,” noted biologist and Fishbo principal Andrea Fuller who has been studying the Stanislaus River and its fish for 20 years. That’s because Fuller said the federal government’s pulse flow releases from New Melones Reservoir during the fourth year of severe drought has created conditions that have water temperatures 5 degrees higher than normal. That is expected to translate into a much higher kill rate for eggs. Read the rest here 08:57

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