North Coast Residents: Help maintain stream flow this summer for coho salmon and steelhead!
This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board
Coastal streams in Northern California are experiencing extreme low flows this summer with most stream flows at or below those of the 2012-2016 drought. The survival of juvenile coho salmon and steelhead this summer is dependent upon adequate stream flows to provide necessary food and maintain survivable temperature and oxygen levels in pools. Due to the extremely low flows this summer, every week is critical to the survival of these threatened and endangered fish.
Some ways you can help protect these fish include reducing water diversion activities and conserving water whenever possible with reduced use. Every small and immediate action on your part this summer is beneficial to the cumulative effort needed to protect and support the habitat of these endangered fish. Information on this effort and other ways you can help can be found in the attached flyer.
Thank you for doing your part to help protect our steelhead and coho salmon population!