November 13, 2010 5:57 PM

Salmon population surges in Central California's streams

Salmon are returning to Central California rivers and streams in impressive numbers this fall, restoring hope that years of shortages and fishing closures are over. It's a dramatic turnaround from last year, when the Central Valley fall chinook salmon run hit a historic low. Scientists blamed poor ocean conditions and a century of habitat degradation in freshwater spawning areas.

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