BEND, Ore. (AP) — A project designed to help fish populations travel more effectively is coming to an Oregon river.
The Bend Bulletin reports construction is set to begin this spring on a 28-foot (8.5-meter) fish ladder at the Opal Springs Hydroelectric Project near the mouth of the Crooked River.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Biologist Brett Hodgson says the primary goal of the $10.7 million project is to allow chinook salmon and steelhead in the Deschutes Basin to travel up the Crooked River more effectively, reuniting disconnected fish populations.
Project manager Darek Staab says the ladder will make it possible for fish to move upstream and downstream more freely.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident WATCH
- Cohen secretly taped Trump discussing payment to Playboy model
- Portland woman swerves off cliff and survives 7 days trapped on a secluded California beach
- As president-elect, Trump was shown classified evidence of Putin’s hand in 2016 meddling
- Pilots recount rescue of suicidal man on Mount Hood
Project consultant Finlay Anderson says the concrete ladder will have 38 individual segments where the fish can rest in the water.
Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com