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Steelhead may spend from 1 to 3 years in freshwater before migrating to the Carmel Lagoon and then into the ocean to feed and mature. They can remain at sea for up to three years before returning to the river of their birth.
"Some of the findings currently being analyzed are a bit disconcerting. Scattered boulders and buildup of sediment can be found downstream, creating three shallow channels and a wide wetted area. Widening and shallowing from sediment fill jeopardizes channel stability, resulting in the increased likelihood of channel movement and flooding during high flows."
From: Carmel River News (CRWC)