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I belong to the Wallowa and Palouse bands of the Nez Perce. My family are descendants of Chief Red Bear, who helped Lewis and Clark build canoes and navigate the free-flowing Columbia River. I am the great-great-great-grandnephew of Chief Joseph.

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Oregon's wild rivers are legendary for the salmon that swim through them. Yet, summer’s soaring temperatures prompt those of us who love to fish to be concerned about what is happening to the fish. As the summer heat intensifies, the shallow, slow-moving waters behind the four lower Snake River dams push temperatures well above 68 degrees, which is dangerously — fatally — hot for salmon.

The Lower Snake River Dams Stakeholders Engagement Report draft was released this week. Shorthand, it is the $750,000 study. It is the study that politicians in eastern Washington condemned as a waste of money and branded “sneaky” anyone even asking the questions of what might happen if the dams were breached.

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A comprehensive overview of the Whooshh Fish Transport System, its benefits and capabilities in the fish passage arena.

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A tube carries fish over the Cle Elum Dam in July 2017. The 1,700-foot-long tube is the longest Whooshh Innovations has used to transport salm…