This past fall I found myself frequenting the Eklutna River often, after plans solidified for the owners of the Eklutna Hydroelectric Project to briefly return water to the river for the first time since its construction in 1955. The water release was part of the study looking to mitigate the projects impacts on fish populations.
We need help from anglers, hunters, and everyone who cares about clean water to set us on the right course toward stronger Clean Water Act protections.
Trout Unlimited dedicated the entire fall issue of TROUT magazine to drilling down on the issue of the effort to remove the four lower Snake River dams, the last hope for saving the river’s salmon and steelhead runs. TROUT editor Kirk Deeter talks about why he felt that was the right move.