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Reed Canyon & Fish? (Inner City Discovery)

My 93 y/o aunt lives adjacent to Reed Canyon and the headwaters of Crystal Springs. I never paid  much attention. So, recently I was driving her to an appointment and what did I see but an obvious habitat improvement project. But, why there? I did a little query and what do you know, a fish habitat story worth following: The Reed Canyon Restoration Project

“Between 1973 and 1993, four population inventories found 16 species of fish from eight different families in Reed Lake. These included: Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (juveniles and adults); Steelhead and/or Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (juveniles and adults); Cutthroat Trout, Oncorhynchus clarki (juveniles and adults)…”

Crystal Springs (Reed Canyon) SwittersB

Crystal Springs from Reed Canyon (Habitat Improvement) SwittersB

Crystal Springs (Reed Canyon) SwittersB

It will be interesting to followup on this project over time to see if a safe passage way can be established/maintained.


2 Responses to “Reed Canyon & Fish? (Inner City Discovery)”


  1. November 17, 2011 at 23:06

    Hi,
    I work with a group called the Crystal Springs Community Collaborative and wonder if you might be interested in contributing a photo or two to our website (crystalspringspdx.org). I was poking about looking for historic photos of the creek and Reed Lake and found you blog, and of course your photos of the restoration at the 28th street site interested me, as they were taken soon after the work was done. If you get a chance, check out our website- it explains who we are and what we are about. If you like fish and live in the area maybe you’d like to join us.

    Thanks,
    Patrick

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