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Coho salmon will soon swim free again thanks to dam-removal agreement

Original post made on Apr 29, 2021

A dam that for decades prohibited coho salmon from reaching its spawning habitat in the Santa Cruz Mountains will be taken down starting this summer, according to the Sempervirens Fund.

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Posted by felix
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2021 at 12:48 pm

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Great news.
But Sue, you say all the redwoods were burned. What is left of the habitat and what effect on the salmon?
Can you find out please? Tell us more.


Posted by Lee Tran
a resident of another community
on Apr 29, 2021 at 8:26 pm

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Is there a limit on how much coho salmon one can catch to eat?

Wild salmon tastes better than hatchery salmon and has a more natural color.


Posted by Longtime Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 30, 2021 at 12:48 am

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@Lee Tran, please don't start to capture these newly freed salmon yet. They are adjusting to their new habitat, and they need time to get established. The habitat of Coho, Steelhead, and Lamprey eels has been greatly disturbed by increased population, dams, and fire. I think it would be kind to leave them alone, and do your fish shopping at the supermarket. Thank you.


Posted by NRA Member
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2021 at 12:58 pm

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Cook's Seafood in Menlo Park has wild salmon.

Do not poach or fish without a valid CA license because if caught, it will be be the most expensive fish you never get to partake in.


Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 3, 2021 at 7:52 pm

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WOW - that is so cool. So SU - how about that 100 year old dam on your property? How about you take it down so we can have salmon coming up the creek. Yes - we have talked about this many times with excuses about the sludge factor. A 100 year old dam on the Carmel River had the same problem and they worked a great fix for that problem. And saved the city of Carmel from flooding when ever we get rain again.
How about it SU? that would be such a great "learning tool" for the whole campus and city.
Lee Tran - do you live in Cupertino? Go catch a turkey at Rancho.


Posted by Lester Woo
a resident of Mountain View
on May 4, 2021 at 7:48 am

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Posted by Michaela Johnson
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on May 4, 2021 at 8:27 am

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Posted by Derek McKennon
a resident of Stanford
on May 4, 2021 at 10:19 am

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Posted by Americans First
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 4, 2021 at 12:58 pm

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