August 9, 2022

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Officials warn heat wave could kill nearly all young endangered salmon in Sacramento River

The Hill

BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL

California officials are raising concerns that the intense heat waves across the state may cause nearly all young endangered salmon in the Sacramento River to die.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) told CNN that there could be a “near-complete loss” of juvenile chinook salmon because temperatures have reached higher than 100 degrees for prolonged periods of time, which causes the river to overheat.

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