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Fishing May Be Banned On Russian River

Low water levels may cancel the fishing season on the Russian River

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Jan 31, 2014  |  Updated 7:23 PM PDT
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Almaden Creek in San Jose. The Russian River is also dry.

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An "unprecedented" move to close the Russian River may be made as early as Wednesday, according to reports.

The great California drought of the present-day has left the Sonoma County waterway bone-dry, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

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The California Fish and Game Commission could close the river from Jenner, near the coast, to north of Ukiah through April 30, the newspaper reported.

Fish are "struggling to survive and spawn" throughout the state thanks to the low rivers.

Anglers are generally supportive of the idea.

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