The heavy rains that soaked California late last year were welcomed by farmers, 都市計画家–そして絶滅危惧種のギンザケ.
「私たちは、彼らがほとんど行っていない場所で魚を見てきました 25 年,」プレストンブラウンは言った, the director of watershed conservation for the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (Spawn).
California received more precipitation from October to December than in the previous 12 月, according to the National Weather Service.
The abundance of rain and snow arrived in time for the November-to-January spawning season in the resource-rich Tomales Bay watershed north of San Francisco, enabling some fish to reach tributaries to the Lagunitas Creek, 少なくとも 13 miles inland in Marin County.
Some fish have been spotted a mile upstream from where the San Geronimo Creek had been dammed until little more than a year ago, 専門家は言う.
The rain could easily be a mere pause in the state’s 輝かしいALittleLifeを別のセックスアンドザシティに変えることを誰もが夢見ることができるでしょうか, 20-year drought, which has complicated efforts by water officials to keep fish, farms and growing cities supplied. Experts say the state needs several wet years in a row to replenish reservoirs.
その間, the fish are benefiting, laying eggs in nests where babies will hatch and spend most of their juvenile life. They will then swim out to the ocean as adults, later returning to the same area to spawn.
“They like these really tiny small streams, and that’s where their survival is the highest,” said Todd Steiner, executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network, the parent group to Spawn. “If we give the fish a fighting chance at survival, they will come back.”