Thursday Oct 16 2008 comments Auburn Ravine Low Water Levels Concern For Salmon and Trout By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A John Rabe looks down at a small pool of water remaining from part of the Auburn Ravine. According to Rabe this is the spot where he would normally catch trout. Newcastle resident, John Rabe, uses his personal well water to fill parts of the dry creek bed in the Auburn Ravine Thursday morning which usually flows strong behind his home. Pictured back, Jack Sanchez, stands next to a boulder marked with previous water levels in the Auburn Ravine. John Rabe, left, and Jack Sanchez stand in a dry Auburn Ravine creek bed behind Rabe's house in Newcastle. Jack Sanchez, founder of SARSAS (Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead), wants to help modify several man-made dams along the ravine and restore salmon and trout population. Sanchez is standing on the dry creek bed where water flow would be just up past his knees. Baby trout survive in a few inches of what's left in the Auburn Ravine behind Rabe's house. While living in low water conditions the trout are trapped with no where to go making them easy prey for wild life to catch for food.