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Tuolumne River Trust looks out for spawning salmon amid drought. How many this year?

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Seven canoes carried 11 people to see how Tuolumne River salmon are faring after three years of drought.

The Tuolumne River Trust organized the Nov. 12 trip to press its point that too much water goes to farms and cities.

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State halts diversions from the Tuolumne River. What that means for MID, TID water users

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The Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts are among water right holders ordered by the state to stop diversions on the Tuolumne River and other streams that flow to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River delta.

“All of the water that flows off the mountains has to remain in the river and can’t be diverted for storage or irrigation purposes,” said Michael Cooke, director of regulatory affairs for TID, who explained the state drought orders Tuesday to Stanislaus County supervisors.

The State Water Resources Control Board issued the emergency “curtailments” Aug. 20 to 4,500 water right holders as the drought has drastically reduced California’s water supplies.

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