MOUNT SHASTA, Calif.-- According to reports collected by Cal DFW, a low amount of Coho Salmon, age 0+ and 1+, have been trapped this spring while exiting the Shasta River Basin and Scott River.
So far this spring, Cal DFW says that only 36 Coho Salmon, age 1+, have been trapped before exiting the Shasta River Basin. Over at Scoot River, Cal DFW says that it has trapped only 21 Coho Salmon, age 0+, and three Coho Salmon age 1+.
Felice Pace, the Water Chair of the North Group Redwood Chapter Sierra Club, says that, "These are dismal numbers and indicate that Klamath River Coho continue on the slide to extinction."
Pace continues on to point out that the Shasta and Scott Rivers should be top producers of Klamath River Coho Salmon, but links that poor regulated irrigation is preventing the salmon to reach the best spawning grounds and is killing juvenile Coho Salmon before they can move out of the Klamath River.