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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Officials work out kinks

Fish collection system goes online By Holly M. Gill Pioneer At the Pelton-Round Butte Dam, fish seem downright eager to pass through the new fish transfer system. One yearling spring Chinook salmon was so anxious to head for the ocean … Read on 

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Final funding for Gold Ray Dam removal could come soon

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board will award $1 million if environmental studies show best outcome for dam is to remove it By Mark Freeman Mail Tribune GOLD HILL — Jackson County is on the cusp of securing the final cash to … Read on 

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N. America’s biggest fish slips toward extinction

By Matthew Brown, AP Daily News As efforts falter to save North America’s largest freshwater fish — a toothless beast left over from the days of dinosaurs — officials hope to stave off extinction by sending more water hurtling down … Read on 

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Applegate dam gets approval for hydropower

Federal commission issues license to retrofit dam for electricity generation By Mark Freeman Mail Tribune Water flowing out of Applegate Dam could begin generating electricity in as early as four years under a new federal hydropower license issued Thursday to … Read on 

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Agencies prepare for dam removal

By Adam Lapierre Hood River News Since its completion in 1923, the Powerdale Hydroelectric Project has been a major obstacle for aquatic wildlife in the Hood River. The 200-foot-long concrete diversion dam is located just a few miles upstream from … Read on 

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Local fish hatchery welcomes 700,000 coho salmon eggs

Nez Perce Tribe delivers eggs to Eagle Creek Fish Hatchery as part of restoration program By Staff Sandy Post The Nez Perce Tribe delivered approximately 700,000 bright orange-eyed Clearwater coho salmon eggs collected and spawned at Dworshak National Fish Hatchery … Read on 

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What’s all the dam fuss about?

Army Corps plays with Willamette water flows By Camilla Mortensen Eugene Weekly Green Douglas firs where the waters cut through. Down her wild mountains and canyons she flew. Canadian Northwest to the ocean so blue, Roll on, Columbia, roll on. … Read on 

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