Salvage in Local Creeks, Summer 2008
Our creeks are extremely "flashy" thanks to the logging taking place on
the local Beaufort Mountains. When it rains, the creeks flow
heavily for a day or two, and then dry up quickly, catching many coho
and other fish in drying ponds along the creek bed. Quick
action is required to salvage these fry before oxygen depletion ends
their short lives. Hats off to the heroic crews who move
these fish to safety in the Rosewall hatchery! There they will be cared
for until the winter rains make the creeks a little more trustworthy.
Accurate records are kept to make sure the fish (now smolts) go back into the same creeks from which they were rescued.