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Deschutes River Rescue Saves Thousands Of Fish

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th October NewsDeschutes Riverstranded fish
It turns out that a rescue effort last weekend in the dwindling waters of the Deschutes River saved nearly 7,000 fish. The fish were in pools along a side channel of the river that was drained when the state switched from delivering water for summer irrigation to filling the Wickiup Reservoir upstream. Volunteers and government workers used electric devices to stun the fish and Read More »

Stranded Fish To Be Rescued

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th October NewsDeschutes Riverstranded fish
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says it will rescue stranded fish in the upper Deschutes River, moving them from isolated pools to the main channel. KTVZ reports (http://is.gd/eyHYWM ) fishery biologists with staff and volunteers from several agencies and organizations plan the operation the week of October 20 at Lava Island Falls. State fish biologist Brett Hodgson saRead More »

Central Oregon Wildfire Results In Closing of River To Rafters, Evacuees Allowed To Return Home

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd July NewsDeschutes RiverGilchristwildfires
FIRE NEAR GILCHRIST A bulldozer dug a line around a wildfire threatening homes in a central Oregon town, and residents have been allowed to return. The fire broke out Monday afternoon near Gilchrist, which is along U.S. 97 in northern Klamath County. About 120 homes were evacuated.Read More »

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