Redd revival on the Rogue – Dam removal means river teems with big chinook that dig, spawn in egg nests

With the dam gone three years now and the fine sediment washed away, the bar now teems with big chinook digging and spawning in their egg nests, called redds. “That place was just alive with fish,” says Samarin, a fish biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. “You couldn’t count all the redds. It was really neat to see. It’s incredible, really.” [email protected] 15:09