Harry Morse with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the recent rains came at an opportune time.
"The winter-run salmon smolts -the young fish, are going out right now and this high water event is a very good thing," says Morse. "It helps push them down into the Delta and get em moving out through the system in a timely manner."
"We have no quarrel with supplying water for human health and human safety of course. We just hope that if there is pumping that exceeds that level, it be reduced or eliminated at the critical period of time."
Biologists have been monitoring the migration, but have not collected enough information to say if the drought has affected the fish.
Morse with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the fall-run Chinook are still feeding.
"Our fall fish spawned in the hatcheries and the natural gravel -they're in the incubation process now. And those fish won't be ready to go out until usually about April."The Pacific Fisheries Management Council is expected to issue its forecasts on Thursday for the Salmon returning this year from the ocean.
The fourth year of drought in California has some state wine grape growers that rely on groundwater 'concerned' about the upcoming season.
Struggling sugar beet farmers in the San Joaquin Valley are turning their crop into energy instead of sweetener. A pilot plant could prove to be good for the environment and the economy.
The cleanup of some sort of mysterious goo on Bay Area seabirds continues at a rescue center in Solano County.
A UC Davis student is on a mission to stop food waste by placing a refrigerator in his front yard for neighbors to share leftovers.
The Sacramento Zoo said Thursday that their African Lion pride, the sire, dam and trio of cubs can now be seen on exhibit together daily.