US Shutdown Doesn't Stop Salmon Spawn

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - The government shutdown hasn't stopped the Kokanee salmon from their annual migration run at Lake Tahoe, or hundreds of visitors from hiking along Taylor Creek to get a glimpse of the fish that turn bright red when they spawn.

The U.S. Forest Service canceled last weekend's annual Fall Fish Festival and locked the gate to the Taylor Creek visitor center on the lake's south shore.

But the Tahoe Daily Tribune reports dozens of people have been traversing the trails on their own to see the fish navigate the shallow waters upstream before they lay their eggs and die.

Claudia Kreis of San Pedro was among those who parked their cars along Highway 89 and followed the stream into the woods. She told the newspaper "it was magical."


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