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 »
FALL CREEK, Ore. — Young salmon in the Fall Creek Reservoir are migrating out of the area this time of year, but they need a little help getting started. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving juvenile salmon a higher chance to live by lowering the water levels at the Fall Creek Reservoir and … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Wild Chinook Salmon are on the rebound. For the first time since being listed on the endangered species list, numbers are up at the Fall Creek Reservoir. Greg Taylor, a biologist with the US Army Corps of Engineers, oversees the fisheries trap and haul program at Fall Creek Reservoir. “The salmon are … Continue reading »
LOWELL, Ore. — Winter time is when reservoir levels are dropped to accommodate spring runoff. But at Fall Creek Reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is trying something new. Fall Creek Reservoir is one of 13 dams the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulates in the Willamette Valley. Greg Taylor, a USACE fisheries biologist, … Continue reading »
DESCHUTES COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon Fish and Game workers are celebrating what they call a huge milestone in a project to reintroduce sockeye into the Metolius River. For the first time in 45 years a fish biologist observed a sockeye spawning in the river. Biologists say the spawning migration is just beginning.
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 »
EUGENE, Ore. — To prepare the grill for your Fourth of July holiday, Outback Steakhouse stopped by KEZI 9 News to share some recipes and cooking tips. Here are the featured recipes: Grilled Salmon: 1) Season both sides of salmon evenly with seasoning (garlic, pepper and salt) 2) Place salmon onto a well-oiled clean spot … Continue reading »