Rare Salmon Are Popping Up All Over the Bay Area

The entire region is now out of ‘Extreme Drought’ conditions

Matt Charnock
4 min readJan 17, 2022

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A colorful, red, spawning Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). (Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images/randimal)

This winter’s onslaught of wet weather, per calculations from the U.S. National Drought Monitor, pulled most of Northern California out of the worst of this years-long drought. San Francisco, as well as much of the Bay Area, is currently categorized as experiencing “D2 Severe…

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Matt Charnock

SF transplant, coffee shop frequent; tiny living enthusiast. iPhone hasn’t been off silent mode in nine or so years. Former EIC of The Bold Italic.