From As modern day California was developed, the Central Valley’s waterways were re-engineered and channelized to control the floods and divert water for human uses. Today, 95% of the Central Valley’s historical floodplains are cut off from the river by levees, preventing chinook salmon and other native species from accessing the abundant food resources of floodplains. At the 2021 Bay-Delta Science Conference, Jacob MontgomeryCentral Valley Project Manager for Cal Trout, presented a potential new management strategy for managing Central Valley chinook salmon. (more)