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Salmon Numbers Top 2100
Brad Carter begins releasing approximately 29,000 endangered winter-run juvenile Chinook salmon into the North Fork of Battle Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River, in 2018. On Tuesday, federal government issued new rules governing California's water usage (Laura Mahoney/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File).

As of Sunday, Nov. 17, the Stanislaus River fall-run salmon migration is at 2,117 salmon. For comparison, the season total was 4,132 salmon at this time last year.

Did you know: Adult fall-run Chinook salmon migrate and spawn between September and December. The eggs that they lay will hatch between January and April. Some of those juvenile salmon will be captured, counted, and released as part of fisheries monitoring using devices known as rotary screw traps.

Funding for salmon monitoring at the Stanislaus weir is provided by the Oakdale Irrigation District, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, and Tri-Dam. Data collection is conducted by FISHBIO. For more information, visit