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OIT Proposes Solar Power To Help Endangered Fish

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife
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Lost River Sucker at home.

It's been more than 30 years since the federal government put some of the Klamath Basin's legendary sucker fish on the endangered species list.  Both the Lost River and shortnose suckers are on the list, and they'll be there for a while; the numbers don't show much sign of improvement. 

So the Oregon Institute of Technology is proposing a boost.  OIT's Oregon Renewable Energy Center wants to build solar-powered platforms that will float on Upper Klamath Lake and inject needed oxygen into the deeper water.  Mason Terry of OREC led the shaping of the project, and he visits with details. 

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