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.
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