Gavin Newsom announces $60 million plan to build channel, reintroduce salmon on Yuba River
Gov. Gavin Newsom joined state and federal officials at Daguerre Point Dam in Marysville Tuesday to tout a long-sought deal to reintroduce Chinook salmon to the northern fork of the Yuba River for the first time in nearly 100 years. As part of the agreement, state and federal officials will build a fishway — a channel for migrating fish — around the century-old dam to open up 12 miles of habitat for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and lamprey. The announcement was met with both optimism and frustration from environmentalists who have long advocated for the dam’s removal.