Redband trout

Redband trout are adapted to the arid conditions east of the Cascades. Redband trout spawn in rivers and streams during the spring. Cool, clean, well-oxygenated water is necessary for the eggs to survive. Today, habitat fragmentation caused by dams without fish passage, natural barriers, severe stream flow alterations from irrigation development, chemical treatment projects, and introduction of non-indigenous trout stocks has severely decreased the population of redband trout.

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