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Frequently Asked Questions on Experimental Chinook Salmon Populations in the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers

NOAA Fisheries is adopting a final rule to authorize the reintroduction of Sacramento River (SR) winter-run and Central Valley (CV) spring-run Chinook salmon in the Upper Sacramento and McCloud Rivers above Shasta Dam in California.

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