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Chinook salmon return to Mokelumne River in record numbers

By John Bays/News-Sentinel Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:00 pm

Although fall-run returns of Chinook salmon are low, the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery in Clements has seen more returns than ever before, according to Peter Tira, a public information officer with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“Compared to how other hatcheries are doing, Mokelumne is doing well. They’re doing a lot of innovative things down there, and that’s helping the returns. They’re probably doing the best of any hatchery in California right now,” Tira said

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