Lost To The 1980 Eruption, Toutle River Will Eventually Recover

A state fish biologist of just about two years at the time, Bob Lucas joined thousands of anglers who mourned the loss of the Toutle River on May 18, 1980.

Once a paradise for anglers, the Toutle and most of its fish were snuffed out by the eruption of Mount St. Helens. The blast reset the river valley, burying the waterway under 3 billion tons of debris. All that was left was a steaming moonscape and gelatinous mudflows ā€” and a deep ache in outdoorsman’sā€™ hearts.

LINK (via: The Daily News)

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