Re: NANFA-L-- Creek Chubs?

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Creek Chubs?
Date: Wed Nov 24 2004 - 11:28:34 CST

Speaking of creek chubs has anyone documented their spawning runs up streams
in the spring? These streams are dry most of the year but in spring after
winter snow melt and rain they become swollen with water. When the water calms
down to a slow flow there are millions of creek chub fry heading down stream.
When the creek stops flowing and become mostly dry with just a few tiny pools all
the creek chubs are gone. The nearest permanent flowing water is several
miles away. Is this normal behavior? I noticed this when I was in Jr. high school
and the teachers said I was wrong that only salmon went up stream to lay their
eggs. Of coursed this was almost 40 years ago.


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