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Getting salmon past daunting Willamette Basin dams could have a big price tag — and a big payoff

By Scott Learn
The Oregonian

DETROIT DAM – If you don’t like heights, this dam’s walkways are not for you, with winds that make you wobble and a 469-foot concrete-lined drop downriver.

Detroit, like the other dams wedged into Cascade streams of the east Willamette Basin, is more harrowing for salmon, including wild spring chinook on the edge of extinction. Read More

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