Umatilla Project

OPB | Feb. 1, 1994 7:30 p.m.

A spirit of cooperation is helping to restore salmon to the Umatilla River. Generations ago, dams began diverting water from the river to irrigate desert farms. So much water was lost that the native salmon-based economy was totally destroyed. Now water and salmon are returning.

First Broadcast: 1994
Producer: Jeff Douglas

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