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Outdoors blog archive for Aug. 18, 2011

THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

Brian Johnson tips a giant red band trout from his net into a bucket in a deep hole in the north channel of the Spokane River Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. Johnson works for EES Consulting, which is a contractor on the Avista Utilities project to install a series of concrete weirs, shaped and camouflaged to blend into the rocky landscape, that will reroute the flow pattern of water through river channels in downtown Spokane. The result will be a more natural flow through a series of pools and away from several man-made alterations to the river channels. The changes are part of the relicensing agreements for Avista's dams on the Spokane River. The crew from EES was removing the fish from pools being pumped dry before work begins nearby. (Jesse Tinsley)

Redband trout net-rescued at Spokane Falls 

FISHING -- The Spokane River's struggling native redband trout are in the news for more reasons that one this week. As stream flows hit their seasonal lows in the Spokane River, Avista Utilities begins a to-do list of work on their dams and on the...

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Aggressive mountain goat reported in North Cascades

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- Hikers in the Teanaway area of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest are being warned to watch out for an aggressive mountain goat. Spokeswoman Nancy Jones says the forest has received six or seven complaints since June, most recently last weekend. The goat is...

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