Salmon In California Being Trucked to the Ocean
With the server drought in California, salmon are having a hard time migrating to the ocean along the Sacramento River, so they’re being moved by truck. Wildlife officials have a plan to move millions of salmon by tanker truck to the ocean.
The Sacramento River is becoming too shallow and warm for the salmon to migrate to the ocean and the warm water could be lethal to the salmon, so they plan to move hatchery raised salmon by truck to the ocean. The hatchery raised salmon are usually released in April or May and migrate to the ocean, but with the drought this year officials are worried many of the young salmon will die before getting to their final destination.