Chinook salmon may be returned to the Feather River Watershed above Lake Almanor.
The DWR is investigating the possibility of bringing back the spring-run Chinook to its historical habitat and is conducting a feasibility study. This study builds upon current DWR engagement in the area. It will evaluate the behavior of young salmon and the availability of high-quality habitat and the watershed using existing infrastructure. Through studies at the Feather River Fish Hatchery, planting eggs, and trapping, the DWR will prepare a report with the results and recommendations for further research with a completion date of July 2025. You will have a virtual and in-person opportunity to learn more about the project and ask questions this week. Tomorrow a Zoom meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 pm, followed by an in-person meeting Wednesday at the Alamnor Recreation Center from 5:30 to 7 pm.
You can visit the DWR’s website for access details.