Nimbus Hatchery Releases 420,000 American River Steelhead

03/08/2017 – John Snyder – SWFN   Nearly a half million young steelhead recently started their journey to the ocean, thanks to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Staff at Nimbus Fish Hatchery nursed the young steelhead through several potentially devastating conditions, including drought-induced high water temperatures in the hatchery last summer and …

California Hatchery Workers Save Millions of Trout and Salmon

02/02/2017 – J. W. Snyder – SWFN   Following recent heavy rains, workers at the Nimbus and American River hatcheries labored around the clock to prevent massive debris loads from clogging the main water supply for below Nimbus Dam. Their intense efforts to clean intake structures and adjust water flows during battering winds and rains …

Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Nov. 2, 2016

11/01/2016 – John Snyder – Southwest Fishing News¬†   The salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova will open Wednesday, Nov. 2, signaling the start of the spawning season on the American River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers will open the ladder gates at 10:45 a.m. Hatchery employees may take …