Safe passage for trout on the Deschutes

Newly installed fish ladder helps trout move freely through the river.

Bend’s newest attraction is a 30-foot-high, 372-foot-long stainless steel water slide built along the Deschutes River.

But hold on, adventure junkies — it’s for fish, not people. The slide is designed to help redband trout move safely and effectively through Bend’s system of dams, connecting disparate populations of the rainbow trout subspecies for the first time since 1912.

Source: Safe passage for trout on the Deschutes; Newly installed fish ladder helps trout move freely through the river