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Warm Waters Off West Coast Have Lingering Effects For Salmon

AP | Sept. 17, 2017 3:20 p.m.

The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm temperatures on salmon and steelhead.

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Sea Lions Put Willamette River Steelhead At Risk Of Extinction

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 7, 2017 4:38 p.m. | Oregon City, Oregon

Oregon officials say Willamette River steelhead are on the verge of extinction because they’re getting eaten by sea lions at Willamette Falls.

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Report: Sea Lions Push Willamette River Steelhead To Brink

Statesman Journal | Aug. 7, 2017 1:25 p.m.

State wildlife officials say wild steelhead in the upper Willamette Basin could go extinct in coming years because of sea lions feasting on the iconic fish at Willamette Falls.

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Mixed News For Steelhead On Columbia Basin

AP | July 23, 2017 11:02 a.m. | Yakima, Wash.

An icon of the Pacific Northwest, the steelhead, is facing mixed news on the Columbia Basin.

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Oregon To Continue Running 6 Hatcheries Under Extension

Medford Mail Tribune | July 3, 2017 2:32 p.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allow Oregon to run six hatcheries for three more months under a recent extension.

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High Flows, Cool Temperatures Throw Northwest Salmon Forecast For A Loop

Daily Astorian | May 13, 2017 12:03 p.m.

Oregon fishery managers say abnormal water conditions this spring have flung them, and their ability to predict what will happen next, into new territory.

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Shielded Native American Cultural Sites Thrust Into Debate Over NW Dams

AP | Jan. 1, 2017 12:18 p.m. | Boise

The Federal Columbia River System Cultural Resources Program tracks some 4,000 historical sites that also include homesteads and missions in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Now it's contributing information as authorities prepare a court-ordered environmental impact statement concerning struggling salmon and the operation of 14 federal dams in the Columbia River Basin.

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Protecting Steamboat's Cold Waters For Summer Steelhead

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Steamboat, Oregon

Steamboat Creek supports one of the last runs of wild summer steelhead in the Northwest.  Fishermen and conservationists want to keep it that way.

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Dillon Dam Removal Could Happen Next Summer

East Oregonian | July 15, 2016 10:02 a.m.

The Umatilla Basin Watershed Council and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation plan to remove the troublesome diversion dam outside of Echo by next summer.

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Development Near Salmon-Bearing Streams Gets New Restrictions

OPB | April 14, 2016 2:55 p.m.

Building in flood zones is about to get harder across much of Oregon, due to new federal recommendations. 

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Cook Succulent Salt-Baked Steelhead In 30 Minutes

OPB | Feb. 4, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Watch a time-lapse video of The Country Cat's Adam Sappington making salt-baked steelhead, a quick and delicious recipe from the restaurant's new cookbook.

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150,000 Steelhead Fingerlings Die At ODFW’s Rock Creek Hatchery

The Register-Guard | Aug. 23, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

 More than 150,000 summer steelhead fingerlings have died at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Rock Creek Hatchery in the past four months, and hatchery manager Dan Meyer fears the worst is yet to come.

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2 Of Oregon's Worst Dams For Fish Are Coming Down

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 5, 2015 12:31 p.m.

Southern Oregon is beginning to get a reputation as a place where efforts to improve fish passage are succeeding. And two significant dams in the Rogue watershed are coming down this summer.

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East Oregonian: New Endorsement Needed For Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon Fishing

east_oregonian | Oct. 9, 2013 4:56 p.m.

New fees will soon be required for fishing salmon, steelhead and sturgeon in the Columbia River Basin, including area tributaries like the Umatilla, Grande Ronde and John Day rivers.

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Salmon, Steelhead Spawning Again Near Soda Springs Dam

OPB | Aug. 5, 2013 11:46 a.m. | Toketee, Oregon

Salmon and steelhead are spawning again upstream of the Soda Springs Dam, 60 miles or so east of Roseburg.