( l to r) Eric Holmes and Carson Jeffres set up to measure fish on the shore next to the Cosumnes River (left) during the sampling of the floodplain at the Cosumnes River Preserve of the delta on Wednesday December 5, 2012 in Galt, Ca. Carson Jeffres, a research associate, and Eric Holmes, a junior research specialist and UC Davis alumni, capture, measure and record the types of fish that are taking advantage of the early flooding of the former tomato farm. This work can translate to the Yolo floodplains on how fish growth rates change from river to floodplain. The free-flowing nature of the Cosumnes River allows frequent and regular winter and spring flooding, that fosters growth of native vegetation and wildlife. More than 250 bird species, more that 40 fish species, and some 230 plant species have been identified on the Preserve.

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(Photo above:Eric Holmes (in tan waders and green jacket) and Carson Jeffres, both UC Davis alumni and researchers at the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, set up to measure fish on the river bank during a sampling of the floodplain in the Cosumnes River Preserve in Galt, Ca., on December 5, 2012. Jeffres, the More Info »

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