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The recreational value of restoring Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley could reach $178 million per year, according to a new independent report from ECONorthwest, including: $62 million in visitor spending inside Yosemite National Park, $65 million in spending outside the park, and $51 million in consumer surplus. Benefits from recreation use over 50 years could be worth $1.5 to $4.6 billion (with time discounting), or $3 to...
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Eureka Salmon Bite Turns Inconsistent
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JULY 18, 2019

Eureka Coast

Inconsistent would be the best way to describe the salmon fishing out of Eureka at the moment. The beach bite that was holding steady for a few weeks off of Table Bluff has finally dried up. The last couple days the action has been slightly south of the entrance in 170 to 200 feet of water, roughly 8 miles offshore....
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NEW Lake Record For The Season 8.5 lb. Rainbow
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, JULY 16, 2019
Lake Sabrina

Yup, if you heard the rumor about an 8-1/2 pound Rainbow caught at Lake Sabrina over the weekend, it’s NOT a rumor, it’s the truth. David Wylie was dragging a Rapala when the fish struck. Twas quite a fish to see.    David’s big fish wasn’t the only larger fish to come out, yes it was the largest by far, but Scott...
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by Maven's Notebook, JULY 15, 2019

Here is a look at current reservoir and hydrologic conditions, curated from a variety of sources including the Department of Water Resources CDEC website, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Desert Research Institute, and others. Check out more conditions here. ...
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Of the four runs of Chinook salmon that inhabit the Central Valley, winter-run historically had the most daunting journey to reach their spawning grounds. These cold-loving fish traveled the farthest upstream to spawn in the chilly headwaters of the Sacramento Basin. The construction of dams throughout the watershed over the course of the past century, however, has cut winter-run off...
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Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JULY 14, 2019

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

As the Trinity drops the salmon are starting to move into the river. The upper river is seeing more bright fish and Greys Falls is seeing more salmon holding. I have heard that the Falls is starting to get loaded with fishermen and sometimes one has to wait for a spot to fish. Water flows are getting to a state...
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