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It's spawning time! Join a tour of the fish ladders at Soda Springs Dam to cover one of nature's most spectacular events - 10/08/18

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                     

FOR OCT. 12, 2018, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.                                           

Pacific Power invites local media to join a guided tour of the North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project, specifically tours of the fish enhancements at Soda Springs Dam. Learn from our fish biologists about the immense work that goes into the preservation and conservation of endangered Chinook salmon and other native fish species.

Who: Pacific Power, along with federal and state natural resource agencies.

What: A public tour of Soda Springs Dam that includes stops to see wildlife bridges, fish ladders, Chinook salmon spawning grounds and so much more. 

When: Oct. 12, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The tour begins with a presentation at the North Umpqua Implementation Center, which is about an hour east of Roseburg on Highway 138. Turn left at Milepost 57 (at the green "Toketee Control Center" sign) onto Toketee School Road, and proceed down the road ¼-mile to the parking lot in front of the gray and blue buildings. After the presentation, guests will be transported on buses to see several project sites.

Why: Great opportunities for pictures and video of spawning salmon and interesting information for your audience about the fish passage enhancements at the dam. Hear directly from the region’s leading fish biologists and conservationists.

For more information, contact Tom Gauntt at 503-813-7291. Space is limited, so please call ahead to reserve a spot.

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