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Drought may force officials to truck salmon downstream

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

Remember that old feminist slogan, a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle? Well, no commentary on women, but some fish here in California may actually need a set of wheels soon.

Due to the extreme drought, millions of salmon might have to be trucked downstream next month rather than swimming down the Sacramento River. Bob Clarke, fisheries program supervisor with the US Department of Fish and Wildlife, joins the show with more.


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