This year, the annual Wickiup Dam drawdown brought the reservoir water releases down to the ‘winter’ rate of 100 cfs – starting on October 16th.
Many local volunteers and friends from the following organizations joined together for this year’s Fish Salvage at the Lava Island channel of the Upper Deschutes every day from October 16 through 19th. Special recognition goes to the organizations’ coordinators, listed below.
- Central Oregon Irrigation District – Shon Rae
- Coalition for the Deschutes – Gail Snyder
- Deschutes River Conservancy – Bea Armstrong
- Trout Unlimited – Mike Tripp
To all those that participated, THANK YOU – over 2000 fish were salvaged this year!
Check out photographs, including a few short video clips, that some of the organizers and volunteers shared with us while out at this year’s fish salvage.