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Salmon Numbers Still Small

As of November 24, the Stanislaus River fall-run salmon migration is at 2,475 salmon. For comparison, the season total was 4,332 salmon at this time last year.

Did you know: Female salmon use their tails to move gravel in the river to make a nest, called a “redd,” where they will lay their eggs. Salmon monitoring on the Stanislaus River includes surveys to count the number of redds and map their locations.

Funding for salmon monitoring at the Stanislaus weir is provided by the Oakdale Irrigation District, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, and Tri-Dam. Data collection is conducted by FISHBIO. For more information, visit