Oregon dam hindering fish in Rogue River demolished

Oregon dam hindering fish in Rogue River demolished
10 October 2009

Savage Rapids Dam – Before

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) — The wild and scenic Rogue River has become even wilder with the demolition of a dam that had hindered passage of salmon, steelhead and other fish to their spawning grounds.

A flotilla of rafts, driftboats and kayaks celebrated the breaching of the Savage Rapids Dam Saturday by floating through the remains of the 88-year-old concrete structure in southwest Oregon. An 86-year-old man's driftboat sank after he went through the dam remains, but he was rescued.

The dam has been replaced by a state-of-the-art pumping station to serve the Grants Pass Irrigation District. After battles that went on for years over whether the dam was needed, it was torn down in segments over the past several months.

Savage Rapids Dam – After

Source: Breitbart.