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Double trouble on the Deschutes

In Oregon by Sophia KaelkeLeave a Comment

Oregon’s famed Deschutes River is one of the most important – and historically productive – steelhead tributaries of the Columbia River. But poor adult returns in recent years might lead you to think the Deschutes is no longer the powerhouse steelhead factory it once was. 

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Freeing the Eel

In California by Sam Davidson

The Eel River is the last, best hope for recovery of wild salmon and steelhead in California. But two old, fish-killing dams on the Eel block access to over 200 miles of high-quality spawning and nursery habitat in the headwaters and, a major factor in the decline of anadromous fishes in California’s third largest watershed.

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Water quality and steelhead

In Oregon by James Fraser

Steelhead, like all of their salmonid cousins, need cold, clean water to thrive. But protecting and restoring water quality can be a real challenge, as the changing climate is making conditions warmer and drier throughout many watersheds.