The new HD camera is online and we are working with our partners to improve the speed of the video feed. The spring run salmon are showing up in large numbers. The camera is on the cliff overlooking one of the best salmon pools. WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING SPONSORS FOR THE LIVE CAMERA FEED. Your name, your business or your dedication will be featured on the salmoncam web page.
Please contact us to find out how you can help keep the beauty of Butte Creek live on the internet. Share with your friends this beautiful place we live! Thanks to Michael Smith for this incredible photo taken May 7.
We had a spectacular run in the creek. Lots of salmon, lots of jumping going on. Fianl estimate came in at just under 17,000 salmon. This is in the top 4 years of recent records. Spawning began earlier than usual. Contact us for a 2013 Spring Run Salmon Tour. More videos including underwater action are located on the video page.
Spring Run Concert in the Canyon
We are excited to have partnered with many Butte Creek neighbors and lovers to bring a day of special entertainment to the Canyon. The event, featuring Houston Jones was held May 12 outdoors on the green as a benefit for the Friends of Butte Creek. This High Octane Americana quintet rocked the crowd. Thank you to all the Friends!
Stay tuned for the next Concert on the Creek.
Final 2011 Carcass Count Estimate was 4500 fish. They are bouncing back!
Final 2010 Spring Run Salmon Count Estimate - 1,979
Another decline in our salmon run. We won't let people forget they are here and need to be protected from all the significant stressors they have to deal with, in the Delta, the River and right here in Butte Creek! Lend a hand and join our effort.
2010 Spring Run Salmon had good spawning conditions. Great outmigration flows should help them get by the pumps!
Check the spawning action at the Spawners Bar. It is awesome!
Butte County General Plan
Butte Creek Canyon will get a Conservation Overlay included in General Plan.
Two centuries ago there were over a million spring run Chinook salmon in California. Today there are fewer than 10,000. A new study conducted by UC Davis and the Stockholm Environment Institute, climate change could make these fish locally extinct. Read more.
UC Davis Study Paints Bleak Picture for Butte Creek Spring Run Salmon
UC Davis researchers along with hydrologist from the Stockholm Institute have released their findings on Butte Creek. Without dramatic changes in hydroelectric operations you can say good-bye to the Spring Run. Read the Science Daily article.
Down Comes the Sediment Again-Third time is not a charm
Check out the story. The spill happened before the reported fire and some 8-10 miles upstream of these pictures.
FERC is Concerned About Repeated Sediment Pollution
The final carcass count is in for the 2010 Butte Creek spring run and the decline continues. Only 1979 salmon were counted, the lowest number in 13 years. Sacramento Valley salmon are heading for extinction. We can not let this happen!