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Jumping for Joy

King salmon, Nimbus Fish Hatchery, Rancho Cordova (11/7/21) John Poimiroo

Nimbus Fish Hatchery, Rancho Cordova (11/7/21) John Poimiroo

Nimbus Fish Hatchery, Rancho Cordova (11/7/21) John Poimiroo

Spawning king salmon, Nimbus Fish Hatchery (11/7/21) John Poimiroo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King salmon were jumping for joy at the new Nimbus Fish Hatchery fish ladder today, and the public was loving it.

A new fish ladder is the reason. It is longer and less abrupt an ascent than the former fish ladder. To keep the hatchery from becoming overwhelmed with salmon, a gate at the entrance to the ladder at the American River near Nimbus Dam is shut causing the salmon to wait impatiently for their run up the ladder and into the hatchery.

With the new viewing area being near where the ladder meets the river, visitors are able to to see just how massive and athletic the salmon are, up close. Spawning salmon will jump nearly five feet into the air at the closed gate out of their ardor to climb the rapid.

Nearby in Folsom, foliage along the Humbug-Willow Creek Bike Trail was peaking and Fremont cottonwood at Mormon Island Wetlands Preserve were Patchy, though approaching Near Peak.

Humbug-Willow Creek Trail (11/7/21) John Poimiroo

Mormon Island Wetlands (11/7/21) John Poimiroo

  • Nimbus Fish Hatchery, Rancho Cordova – Peak (75 – 100%), GO NOW!
  • Humbug-Willow Creek Bike Trail, Folsom – Peak (75 – 100%), GO NOW!
  • Mormon Island Wetlands Preserve, Folsom – Peak (75 – 100%), GO NOW!
  • American River Parkway – Peak to Past Peak, GO NOW, You Almost Missed It.

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