American River Salmon Festival Canceled

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The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has announced that the American River Salmon Festival has been canceled for 2010.

Festival sponsors have canceled the event for the second year in a row. Reasons cited for the cancellation include budget and staff cuts experienced by many of the sponsors and partners, as well as state employee furloughs and negative economic conditions.

The annual October celebration is normally held at the Nimbus Hatchery and Lake Natoma, providing the public with a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the American and Sacramento rivers and their connection to the salmon population.

source: California Department of Fish and Game (DFG)