Research on potential removal of Enloe Dam ramping up

Researchers have been sampling the massive amount of sediment collected behind Enloe Dam and studying the ability of salmon to swim over the waterfalls at the dam. But a lot more information is still needed to understand the impacts of the potential removal of the 102-year-old dam on the Similkameen River near Oroville.

Studies have found six pathways at the falls that appear easy or moderate for steelhead and two out of six that are passable for spring Chinook, both during the fishes’ typical migration period, Colville Tribes Fisheries Biologist Chris Fisher told the Similkameen Okanogan Watershed Action Team at their April 25 meeting.

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