About a 5.5-mile stretch of the lower Merced River, from Crocker-Huffman Dam downstream to Snelling Road Bridge, was closed to anglers six weeks ahead of normal. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the closure to help drought-stressed salmonid populations during the fall spawning.
About a 5.5-mile stretch of the lower Merced River, from Crocker-Huffman Dam downstream to Snelling Road Bridge, was closed to anglers six weeks ahead of normal. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the closure to help drought-stressed salmonid populations during the fall spawning. MARK CROSSE Fresno Bee File
About a 5.5-mile stretch of the lower Merced River, from Crocker-Huffman Dam downstream to Snelling Road Bridge, was closed to anglers six weeks ahead of normal. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the closure to help drought-stressed salmonid populations during the fall spawning. MARK CROSSE Fresno Bee File

Trail Mix for Aug. 19: Merced River closed early for anglers

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