Fish evacuees leave Leaburg, other hatcheries

Coho evacuated from Cascade to Leaburg Hatchery after the Eagle Creek Fire last September were released into the Lostine River in northeast Oregon last week. JEFF YANKE-OREGON DEPT. OF FISH & WILDLIFE

Many of the 1.75 million juvenile fish evacuated from Cascade Hatchery in Cascade Locks after last year's Eagle Creek Fire in the Gorge are now on their way from the Pacific Northwest's rivers to the Columbia River and eventually, the Pacific Ocean.
The evacuation was due to the threat of debris flow when storms . . .