October 23, 2008
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photo by Donald Kinney
Even though our reservoirs look like they will be bone dry by the time the rains return, our water district is mandated by the Federal Government to release a specific amount of water into the Lagunias Creek, which makes it's way out to the sea by way of Tomales Bay, just a few miles away.
Yes, it's all for the benefit of the juvenile Coho Salmon that hatched in January, February, and March. They spend their first year going to school here, and one of the first things they learn is that they are a protected species... Meanwhile, the population of adult Coho Salmon continues to decline -- most likely due to the influence of man...
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