Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stanford Owned Dam Threatens ESA Listed Steelhead



Stanford University has long been a global leader in research and conservation, unfortunately when it comes to walking the walk, the university has been dropping the bell. The University owned Searsville Dam on San Francisquito Creek blocks 20 miles of historic habitat for Threatened San Francisco Bay steelhead, and the downstream reaches are often dewatered. In past years steelhead have been killed when waterlevels dropped, and this year low water is again stressing the fish. A local group called Beyond Searsville dam has taken up the cause, and Stanford University as well as the National Marine Fisheries Service are currently studying the issue.

More information from Bay Nature:
http://baynature.org/articles/steelhead-trout-flopping-around-in-dried-up-palo-alto-creek/

Beyond Searsville Dam:
http://www.beyondsearsvilledam.org/Beyond_Searsville_Dam/Home.html

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