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Researchers in California are investigating the off-season flooding of rice fields in the state’s central valley, to simulate natural conditions and improve juvenile salmon survival rates. The results look promising, but one has to wonder if the methods will prove practical in a state so wracked with drought. The Smithsonian has the story: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/rice-can-help-save-salmon-if-farms-are-allowed-flood-180954713/