Young Salmon Taxied Downstream

Near BLUE RIVER, Ore. — Young salmon on the McKenzie River are getting a free ride downstream that could help more of them survive. Their taxi? A $5 million portable floating fish collector. This is the first of its kind in the Willamette Basin. It pulls water in with juvenile spring Chinook salmon in it, … Continue reading »

Hatchery Giving Unique Insight

COUGAR DAM, Ore. — A recently completed fish hatchery at Cougar Dam is giving scientists a better understanding of wild salmon and how they move through local waterways. The project should also help scientists better understand how the juvenile salmon gets past the dam and out to sea. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer has … Continue reading »