jennifer downey
Life Cycle
oil on wood panel
24" x 12"
The numerous rivers that feed the Sacramento Delta have undergone massive changes over the last several decades from dams and other alterations that have changed the rivers’ natural course, flow and hydrology. Two of the largest rivers, the Sacramento and San Joaquin, are the focus of my studies within this series.

Chinook Salmon, pictured here, have been in the headlines consistently since the early 2000's because of plummeting population and spawning counts, partly due to dams.
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