DWR Updates

Smolts (juvenile salmon able to return to the ocean) are loaded onto specialized trucks and transported to their release location in the San Pablo Bay.

Oroville’s Feather River Fish Hatchery (FRFH) released over 11.3 million young Chinook salmon smolts into the waters of the Feather River, San Pablo Bay, and San Francisco Bay from March to June 2022 to support Northern California and Pacific Ocean fisheries. These fish include both spring and fall-run Chinook salmon.

image of Jonas Minton

Jonas Minton, who served Californians for decades as a member of the DWR team and Deputy Director, passed away this week at the age of 73.