Fish rescue planned for Deschutes shallow channels

Volunteers will rescue fish as water flows from Wickiup Reservoir are dialed back.

A rescue operation in the Upper Deschutes is planned for this weekend — but it’s not the kind involving distressed kayakers, boaters or swimmers. In need of help are trout, kokanee, sculpin and other fish that will soon be left high and dry in channels connected to the river, due to a seasonal river level fluctuations.

With Wickiup Reservoir at just 11% full, the transition from summer to autumn means slowing down the outflow of water from the reservoir into the Deschutes.

Source: Fish rescue planned for Deschutes shallow channels; Volunteers will rescue fish as water flows from Wickiup Reservoir are dialed back