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Thousands Of Hatchery Fish Die After Valve Clogs

OPB/EarthFix | June 29, 2015 2:35 p.m.

The entire run of pre-smolt spring Chinook that the Rock Creek Hatchery planned to release next year died when a clogged intake valve cut off their access to fresh water.

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Health Advisory Issued Over Lake Billy Chinook Toxic Algae

AP | June 26, 2015 4:47 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Health officials are warning people to avoid contact with water in Central Oregon's Lake Billy Chinook, where potentially harmful concentrations of blue-green algae and its toxins have been detected.

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Hatcheries Releasing Fish Early Due To Drought

Statesman Journal | June 26, 2015 4:43 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

State hatcheries in northwest Oregon are releasing fish ahead of schedule because of the drought.

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Beaver Attacks Oregon Men On Deschutes River

AP | June 26, 2015 9:32 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Two Central Oregon men were taken to the hospital after they fell into the Deschutes River after being attacked by a beaver near Lava Island Falls.

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Wolves Kill 5 Domestic Animals In Eastern Oregon

Statesman Journal | June 26, 2015 9:26 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

In a pair of attacks last week, wolves killed three sheep, one dog and one calf in eastern Oregon, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed Wednesday.

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Coastal Algae Bloom Is Proving Toxic For Washington Crabbers' Bottom Line

KUOW/EarthFix | June 25, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Tokeland, Washington

Harvesting Dungeness crab and razor clams is a major economic driver in coastal communities in the Northwest. What happens when it’s shut down because of toxic algae?

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Butterfly Known To Crater Lake Region Is Denied Protection

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | June 24, 2015 8:52 a.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that a butterfly species only known to inhabit one small tract of land in Klamath County will not receive protection under the Endangered Species Act.

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Drought In Wash. Could Bring More Sting To A Government Shutdown

NWPR/EarthFix | June 23, 2015 4:30 p.m.

Washington lawmakers have until next week to pin down a budget. If they don’t, parts of state government will shut down. In the midst of a drought, that could have ramifications for farmers and for fish.

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Oregon Changes Umpqua River Fishing Due To Drought

AP | June 23, 2015 12:42 p.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has imposed emergency restrictions to protect steelhead in the mainstem of the Umpqua River due to the drought.

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New Judge To Hear Arguments On Columbia River Dams And Salmon

OPB/EarthFix | June 22, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Portland

The longstanding legal battle over maintaining dams and salmon in the Columbia River is back in court this week. On Tuesday, a new judge will hear arguments on the Obama administration's latest salmon plan.