Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Dams and Fish

In anticipation of the 50th anniversity of the closing of The Dalles Dam in March 1957, and the subsequent drowning of Celilo Falls, a new blog has been established by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. {HT to the Dalles Chronicle.}
"On the morning of March 10, 1957, the massive steel and concrete gates of The Dalles Dam closed and choked back the downstream surge of the Columbia River. Six hours later and eight miles upstream, Wy-am (Celilo Falls), the age-old Indian salmon fishery was under water."