Trout on the Wind

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Hydropower Reform Coalition, American Whitewater



Decommissioning and removalVideosPublished   7/19/2010

Trout Creek flows for over twelve miles from deep within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest until it joins with the Wind River and then runs into the Columbia River Gorge. Historically, Trout Creek provided a significant portion of the prime habitat for Steelhead and trout. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built Hemlock Dam to provide hydro power for their camp, and irrigation for a tree nursery. The dam fell into disrepair and resident fish populations were struggling to hold on. The 2009 removal of Hemlock dam allowed for the restoration of 12 miles of Washington State’s Trout Creek. This award-winning film takes you to the river and introduces you to the people that made this inspiring river restoration effort a reality.


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