Millions needed to restore salmon to San Joaquin River

By Alison Hawkes

The salmon that used to swim their way along the San Joaquin River are long gone after the Friant Dam was built in the 1940s. But a $1 billion river restoration effort has conservationists planning for the chinook’s return. One cost estimate was put at $20 million to bring back 40,000 fish with a fish hatchery. Officials plan to start up a spring run late next year. [Fresno Bee]

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