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Hot Fish, Cold Fish

Fish are being born at exactly the wrong time - three months early – and their lives are in peril because of it. There’s a remarkably simple cause: dams. The solution is complicated. A very expensive fix worked immediately producing dramatic improvements on the McKenzie River. Detroit Dam tries to figure out how to make similar changes on the Santiam River.

First Broadcast: 2011
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographers: Nick Fisher, Michael Bendixen, Greg Bond
Animation: LaVerne Heiman-Layton


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Astrophotography; Stand Up Paddle; Hot Fish, Cold Fish

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2211
Original Broadcast: March 3, 2011