Lisa Morehouse | KALW

Lisa Morehouse

News editor
Jim Morris/California Rice Commission

 

Before the Gold Rush, the Central Valley in California was like a bathtub. Rivers filled with water which then slowly spread out through natural wetlands. This created a rich feeding ground for migrating species: salmon going to and from the ocean, birds flying from Alaska and Argentina.

Lisa Morehouse

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