Racing to Save a Drought-Threatened Species of Salmon in California

August 29, 2014 11:52 PM

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Racing to Save a Drought-Threatened Species of Salmon in California

It was just past dawn, and a team of wildlife officials were already out wading into California’s Scott River, at some places just a murky creek trickling through a dusty patch of land.

The team is from the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife, and they are on an unprecedented rescue mission, racing against the clock to net and evacuate as many of the fabled Coho salmon in the drought-parched streams as possible.

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