Outdoors

Judge’s ruling should open the gates for salmon, steelhead

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS

Detroit Dam creates the largest lake in the Willamette Valley, completed in 1953. It is one of 13 Army Corps dams built in the Willamette basin with no passage for migrating fish. Court-ordered changes should open miles of salmon and steelhead habitats above the reservoirs.

My recollection of fishing in Oregon and specifically here in Lane County reaches over 40 years and many of them were spent guiding fishermen. I recall a lot of years with a strong run of salmon and . . .

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