California bans fishing in several rivers in midst of drought

January 30, 2014 12:59 AM

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California bans fishing in several rivers in midst of drought

California wildlife officials have banned fishing in several rivers to protect salmon and steelhead trout during a severe drought that follows the state's driest year on record.

Fish populations are in danger as low levels in many of the Golden State's waters could prevent them from migrating and spawning, according to a statement from the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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