Tower of Doom or Tower of Better River Management?

By Scott Richmond

If you've been around the Deschutes River the last three years, you've probably heard a lot--pro and con--about the new mixing tower at Pelton Dam.

Westfly talks with Don Ratliff, senior biologist for the Pelton/Round Butte project, about the mixing tower. Learn what it hoped to accomplish, and how it's working out. Are hatches really two weeks earlier than normal? Are steelhead runs affected? Are we going to have steelhead in the Metolius River? Find out! MP3 audio, 13:15.

Scott Richmond is Westfly's creator and Executive Director. He is the author of eight books on Oregon fly fishing, including Fishing Oregon's Deschutes River (second edition).