Rogue River

Tear it out?: Study will determine the future of Gold Ray Dam, which officials say is no longer practical

Tear it out?: Study will determine the future of Gold Ray Dam, which officials say is no longer practical By Mark Freeman Mail Tribune July 14, 2007   The 35-foot-tall concrete wall that spans the Rogue River makes Gold Ray Dam a large form with very little function. The turbines that first sent electricity to

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Budget boosts Savage Rapids work

Budget boosts Savage Rapids work By Mark Freeman Mail Tribune February 07, 2007 President Bush’s proposed $2.9 trillion budget for next year includes $15 million toward completing a pumping plant that will lead to the removal of Savage Rapids Dam from the Rogue River by 2010. The money is proposed as part of the federal

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The beginning of the end

The beginning of the end By Mark Freeman Mail Tribune October 07, 2006 The days are numbered for Savage Rapids Dam: the structure will likely be a footnote by Dec. 19, 2009 Construction crews are scheduled next week to begin the precursor work that eventually will lead to Savage Rapids Dam’s removal from the Rogue

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Quiet Waters

Quiet Waters By Mark Freeman Mail Tribune December 11, 2005   State fish biologist Chuck Fustish dips his net into a special fish trap to discover two of the Rogue River basin’s most storied critters are inside. The two tiny fish are juvenile summer steelhead-to-be, infant varieties of the fish hallowed by Zane Grey and

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