California Trout is working to return the Eel River to “abundance” with their innovative approaches to improving habitats throughout river systems. In Part II of a new video series from CalTrout, the issue of water (and enough of it) is examined.
“CalTrout is taking a headwaters to estuary approach to restoration in the Eel River watershed. In Part II of this four-part series, we look at protecting flows to ensure there is enough water for fish. Consistent flows of cold water have been diverted to support an exploding legal and illegal cannabis industry. Compounded by four years of drought, this has left some headwater streams to run dry.
CalTrout is working to quantify flows required for fish survival and then use that data to influence state policy to better regulate and guarantee streamflows for wild fish. The goal is to ensure salmon and steelhead have enough water in the SF Eel to rear in summer and thrive.”
To learn more about the efforts of CalTrout on the Eel River, please click here.