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Baby salmon are measured, weighed and tagged Wednesday morning before being released into flooded rice fields northwest of Sacramento. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Emma Cox releases baby salmon into enclosures in flooded rice fields northwest of Sacramento. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Wildlife biologists Miranda Tilcock, left, and Nick Corline take samples of chlorophyl from water in the Yolo Bypass on Wednesday as part of a research project introducing hundreds of baby salmon in flooded rice fields northwest of Sacramento. Scientists are investigating whether the Central Valley's river floodplains — long farmed for rice and other crops — could be managed to help recover California's populations of Chinook salmon. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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