[Fosc] Trout

mjrauz at aol.com mjrauz at aol.com
Fri Aug 13 14:17:40 PDT 2010

A follow-up to the recent fish kill in Sausal Creek where ~25 trout died in Dimond Park below Wellington.
Tonight on Ch. 5 KPIX at 6pm news is the story about the situation by correspondant Sherry Hu, featuring Leslie Estes of the City and myself for the Friends. 

Should be interesting.
 Mark Rauzon

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From: Kimra McAfee <coordinator at sausalcreek.org>
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Sent: Thu, Aug 12, 2010 9:32 pm
Subject: Friends of Sausal Creek's August-September '10 Newsletter


To download the August-September '10 issue of theFriendsof Sausal Creek'snewsletterin .pdf format, please go tohttp://www.sausalcreek.org/about/newsletters/fosc_news_8-10.pdf.

The newsletter contains an article by FOSC board member Sean Welch, whohas been visually monitoring the rainbow trout in Sausal Creek.  He hasbeen amazed by the number of fish in the creek this wet year. Unfortunately, we have just been notified by the City of Oakland thatlast week city staff found 25 dead rainbow trout downstream from theculvert at Wellington Street in Dimond Park, where EBMUD crews had beenworking.  The City Watershed and Stormwater Management Program notifiedthe Regional Water Quality Control Board, and there currently is aninvestigation to determine if there are any linkages between EBMUD'sactivities and the fish kill.  While storm drains and culverts maydrain to the Bay, things dumped into them first travel throughtributaries like Sausal Creek where even small amounts of tap water canhave lethal effects on fish due to the chloramine or chlorine used fordisinfecting drinking water.

This is a reminder of just how fragile the trout population is inSausal Creek.



Kimra McAfee, Executive Director 
Friends of Sausal Creek 
P.O. Box 2737
Oakland, CA94602 

ph:  510.501.FOSC (3672) 
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