Delta blues: Can salmon survive California’s ‘Peripheral Canal’?

by Alastair Bland, NORTH BAY BOHEMIAN

Chinook salmon are abundant this year in one of the best seasons in local fishing memory, with sport and commercial fishermen reeling in easy boatloads of the most prized food and game fish on the Pacific Coast.

Still, a local conservation group warns that all this could change if state officials in Sacramento, now plotting the near future of California’s water-development infrastructure, approve and build a large canal intended to deliver Sacramento River water to Southern California.

via Delta Blues | News | North Bay Bohemian.