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California drought one more setback for river that runs dry

by Lauren Sommer, The California Report | Take Two

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Charles Hueth holds up a tagged Chinook salmon for a photo before releasing it into the San Joaquin River. Lauren Sommer/KQED

 This weekend's storm didn't dump enough rain to put a dent in California's drought.

Meanwhile, the state's tight water supplies have focused attention on environmental restoration projects, especially the effort to bring salmon back to California's second longest river, the San Joaquin. But Republican House Speaker John Boehner is pushing a bill to kill that project.

The California Report's Lauren Sommer looks at how lack of rain is affecting one of the most ambitious restoration efforts in the state.

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