Salmon make a comeback in Central Valley rivers

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By Matt Weiser

Published: Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Salmon are returning to Central Valley 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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