In what would seem to be final and absolute proof that I’m experiencing early onset CRS Syndrome (Can’t Remember… uh wait a minute), I completely forgot to post about CalTrout’s Hat Creek restoration win.
They received a $650K (plus change) grant to restore California’s iconic Hat Creek, which once drew folks from all over the country, but in recent decades has suffered at the hands of invasive muskrats, a sediment plug (courtesy the area’s quirky geology), and a few other insults (you can see Hat Creek’s problems outlined in the video at the bottom of this post.)
Hat Creek’s once bountiful weed beds and bug hatches are a remnant of their former selves, and it’ll be interesting to see how both rebound once they’re given a chance (for the record, Hat Creek still produces good fish, but they lack much in the way of cover).
You can find the details of the restoration announcement here.
It’s good news for those who knew Hat in its prime, and I’ll post details of the recovery plan once I beat them out of the project person.
See you at Hat Creek, Tom Chandler.