Folsom Dam’s Fish Fight!

The sheer power of Folsom Dam is enough to kill thousands of fish at a moment’s notice. When Folsom Dam officials decided to cut back the water flow to start conserving for the summer, they inadvertently killed thousands of young salmon that were wading in shallow waters. Meanwhile, now that the Dam Road is closed, crews started installing a $1 million temperature control device, so officials can release cooler water during the summer months, and help certain fish species survive.