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Water is insufficient to support salmon run

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The Auburn Ravine was historically a seasonal watershed. The small creek that runs through the Auburn School Park Preserve starts a couple of miles to the east. Before the Gold Rush, they only ran intermittently. After rainstorms, they are not supported by snow melt or springs and dried up. There’s never enough water here in Auburn’s upper reaches to support a salmon run. That’s why during the Gold rush, the area was named North Fork Dry Diggins. Only after the irrigation canals added their water to the ravine did the flow become more or less annual. I think this is not an accurate restoration based on good science and biology coupled with history. This may have to do with an organization trying to increase and maintain the flows of the ravine because it borders the real estate that is owned by some of the members. Albert Burn Auburn