Every now and then, something really good is done for our river and for our fish. Please take a few minutes to watch this fantastic video about recent improvement to the lower Calaveras River: http://youtu.be/6XKvWI4JT5QIt features FLCR’s two hardest working volunteers: Donnie Ratcliff of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Jim Marsh, naturalist/artist/educator extraordinaire. Share this link with anyone who would like a little good news about our environment!

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Record Staff Writer
November 28, 2009 12:00 AM

Stockton’s frequently forgotten Calaveras River could someday host a viable population of steelhead, according to a new federal plan to restore threatened and endangered fish across the Central Valley.

Bringing back the migratory rainbow trout is considered a high priority among the many restoration needs on other streams, says the draft document from the National Marine Fisheries Service.

But first, channel barriers must be removed to give fish better access to spawning areas above Bellota Weir, where much of the Calaveras is diverted to farms and the city of Stockton.

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