Latest Mokelumne River Stories

2012-02-09 11:20:28

Study finds most Chinook salmon spawning in Mokelumne River were hatchery raised Scientists have found that only about ten percent of the fall-run Chinook salmon spawning in California's Mokelumne River are naturally produced wild salmon. A massive influx of hatchery-raised fish that return to spawn in the wild is masking the fact that too few wild fish are returning to sustain a natural population in the river. The study, published in the online journal PLoS ONE, highlights the danger...

2008-07-14 12:00:34

By Daniel Thigpen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 14--LODI -- Since 2003, Lodi officials have spent $1.2 million each year -- about $6 million so far -- for the rights to tap drinking water from the river that cuts across Lodi's northern city line. Only no one is drinking it. And while the city is in essence "storing" billions of gallons of that Mokelumne River water for future consumption, Lodi could start losing it -- and the money it has spent -- if it is not used in a couple of...

2007-01-17 12:00:26

By Peter Ottesen, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jan. 17--Freezing cold mornings, be damned. Once the mid-day sun kicks in the weather is perfect for an outdoors adventure. It's a prime time for grand vistas, flocks of migratory waterfowl and snooping around numerous close-to-home natural habitats, where bringing warm clothes, field glasses and a picnic lunch are the only requisities. I visited the Cosumnes River Preserve this week and practically had the whole place to myself, except...

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