Drought threatens coho salmon

Guy Kovner, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Coho salmon are trapped in the Russian River and urgently need a boost from Mother Nature.

Cut off by lack of rain from most of the small streams where they habitually spawn, the endangered coho face a ticking biological clock that could decimate this year’s reproduction.

“We know their time is running out,” said Nick Bauer, a biologist with UC Cooperative Extension’s coho monitoring program.

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