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Unformatted text preview: Although at one time plenty of trout swam up the Alameda creek, currently, one hardly sees trout. The Alameda creek runs for 45 miles through Niles canyon and Sunol valley, bisecting both Santa Clara and Alameda counties before flowing into the San Francisco bay, To address that concern, State officials have placed a 2 year ban on sport fishing which started in Mach of 2010, in the hope of helping the trout population growth. The problem the trout face is twofold. The first problem the trout face is the difficulties they face on their run to ideal spawning grounds. During the spawning season which runs from January through April, trout are responding to their ancestral urge to migrate. However their passage is blocked by impassable concrete barriers in the way of reservoirs and other construction, thereby preventing adult fish from moving upstream to suitable spawning and rearing habitat in the upper watershed. Some of these barriers could also prevent young fry from attempting to finish their life cycle by moving...
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- Spring '11