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November 7, 2017

3 environmental groups sue corps over dams in Willamette River Basin

  • State biologists say basin-wide extinction of wild steelhead is a real possibility.
  • By ZACH URNESS
    Statesman Journal

    SALEM, Ore. — The decline of native salmon and steelhead in the Willamette River Basin has been documented for decades, but this year brought particularly bad news.

    Wild steelhead returned to rivers such as the North Santiam and Molalla at such low numbers state biologists said basin-wide extinction was a real possibility.


     
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