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Rogue Watershed Council Helps Dams Disappear

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Elk Creek Dam, after its notching.

The list of dams now removed from the Rogue River and its tributaries is getting longer: Gold Ray, Savage Rapids, Bear Creek, Wimer... and that's just a start. 

It didn't happen overnight, and it didn't happen without resistance. 

The major point: giving fish a chance to get upstream to spawn once again. 

The Rogue River Watershed Council plays a part in recent and planned dam removals.  Brian Barr and Alexis Brickner of the council visit with details.  Bob Hunter of the Waterwatch Oregon board joins in, too.
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.
April Ehrlich is a reporter at Jefferson Public Radio, focusing on in-depth investigative journalism and data reporting. She advocates for journalists across Oregon as the vice president of the Oregon territory chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.