Managing Shasta Dam For Cold- and Warm-Water Fish

Aug 23, 2019

Managing a river is no easy feat.  Consider the needs for water released at Shasta Dam into the Sacramento River: salmon need cold water, sturgeon need warm water, and irrigators just need water. 

Recent research shows that all three needs can be met in all but the most drought-stricken years.  How? 

That's our main question for the researchers, Eric Palkovacs at the University of California-Santa Cruz, and Liam Zari, a doctoral student at Cornell University.