Millions needed to restore salmon to San Joaquin River

02/25/2011
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]

Tags: river restoration, salmon, san joaquin river

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