Salmon eggs return to McCloud River for first time in 80 years

On July 11, 2022, salmon eggs were returned to the cold waters of the Winnemem Waywacket (McCloud River) for the first time since dam construction blocked their way in the 1940s. Winnemem Wintu children placed the eyed eggs into an incubator. In a few weeks, if all goes well, fry will swim out into the river.

Watch the 3-minute video, "Salmon Eggs Above Shasta Dam" produced by Will Doolittle to learn more!