As of Nov. 4, the Stanislaus River fall-run salmon migration is at 3,353 salmon. For comparison, the season total was 4,110 salmon at this time last year. Did you know salmon migrate a distance of 180 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge to reach Knights Ferry? That’s after swimming many more miles in the ocean. Local residents are urged to come and see spawning salmon at this year’s Stanislaus River Salmon Festival on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Knights Ferry Recreation Area.
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 www.fishbio.com.