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Salmon Count Issued
The annual count of migrating salmon has started in the Stanislaus River. Photo Contributed

As of Sunday, Dec. 9, the Stanislaus River fall-run salmon migration is at 4,711 salmon. For comparison, the season total was 8,230 salmon at this time last year. Did you know the largest Chinook salmon ever recorded in California was more than 85 pounds, and four feet long? Typically, adult salmon are closer to two feet in length.

Funding for salmon monitoring at the Stanislaus weir is provided by the Oakdale Irrigation District, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, and Tri-Dam. Data collection is conducted by FISHBIO. For more information, visit