FOR ANOTHER YEAR HUNDREDS OF SALMON WILL BE BLOCKED BY NEVADA IRRIGATION DISTRICT’S (NID’S) HEMPHILL DAM ON AUBURN RAVINE FROM REACHING SIX MILES OF PRIME SPAWNING GRAVELS UPSTREAM. YOU CAN BECOME INVOLVED AND HELP SAVE SALMON BEFORE OCTOBER 15 WHEN THEY REACH THE HEMPHILL DAM.
To All Fly fishermen (and women), Love fly fishing? Like kids? The kids need you to show and tell them all about fly fishing at this year’s “Salmon Celebration” on October 3rd from 11:00am to 2:00pm at McBean Park in Lincoln. You wil LOVE it
Tell the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to protect salmon and steelhead streams in southwest Oregon and northern California from large-scale strip mines
What’s the issue? Two companies, (one foreign owned) have been working to develop surface strip nickel mines in an area that would threaten Rough and Ready Creek (a tributary to the Illinois River and world famous Rogue river) and Bald Face Creek (a tributary to
A July article in Bloomberg View with the intriguing title of “Don’t Blame Fish for California’s Water Shortage,” provides some much needed context and background for the fish versus farmers debate. The author points out for example, that some water flows out to keep salt
California Fly Fishers Unlimited, CFFU, has announced it is joining with SARSAS to help save wild salmon and steelhead in the Auburn Ravine. CFFU President Laurie Banks will join SARSAS volunteers on a tour of the Ravine in the near future, where she will see
Check out our resources page for a recently added report compiled by Ron Ott. It details every obstacle to fish passage on Auburn Ravine. A great deal of work went into this document. Thank you, Ron!
Featured speaker for July 27, 2015, JoAnna Lessard, Garcia Associates, “Managing Water for You and the Environment”. JoAnna will give an overview of all the modern options that there are for rainwater capture, greywater recycling and sustainable water management at the parcel level.
The Results of our 2014/2015 Citizen Science Program have been posted. Hundreds of observations of salmon were recorded. See the Citizen Science page.
SARSAS has received several documents relating to the Hemphill Dam from the CDFW. They detail a request by NID (Nevada Irrigation District), to perform work on the dam in 2014. The CDFW agreed to the stance SARSAS has consistently maintained. The department concluded that the
Visit our media page to see our video about this years salmon run at Hemphill Dam. See how the salmon were prevented from spawning for still another year by NID’s mismanagement of this facility.