Mike and Susie Keckler and their chocolate Labrador retriever Buddy stand alongside a 300-yard stretch of the Tuolumne River near Hughson, where water hyacinth has clogged the waterway. The hyacinth has done the same to other parts of the river, and in normal years there would be enough water coming downstream to flush it out. Not this year, though.
Mike and Susie Keckler and their chocolate Labrador retriever Buddy stand alongside a 300-yard stretch of the Tuolumne River near Hughson, where water hyacinth has clogged the waterway. The hyacinth has done the same to other parts of the river, and in normal years there would be enough water coming downstream to flush it out. Not this year, though. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com
Mike and Susie Keckler and their chocolate Labrador retriever Buddy stand alongside a 300-yard stretch of the Tuolumne River near Hughson, where water hyacinth has clogged the waterway. The hyacinth has done the same to other parts of the river, and in normal years there would be enough water coming downstream to flush it out. Not this year, though. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com

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