Friday, November 5, 2010

Fish Passage Helps Sandy Coho, Steelhead

Stan Petrowski Photo

This year, for the first time in more than 50 years, the upper reaches of Cedar Creek, a Sandy River tributary will be accessible to anadromous fish. Cedar Creek is the site of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery on the Sandy River and a weir, designed to stop hatchery fish has blocked wild anadromous fish since its construction in the 1950s. Now, with the help of funding from the city of Portland, a new passage facility has been constructed allowing hatchery technicians to sort out hatchery fish and pass wild fish upriver. The project should benefit both Coho and Steelhead which historically spawned in upper Cedar Creek. More information in the Columbia Basin Bulletin:

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