In Search of a Cooler River: Deschutes River Alliance Files Suit Against PGE 

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Local fishing guides say higher temperatures in the lower Deschutes River are affecting the ecosystem – and the local economy.
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John & Amy Hazel
John Hazel is a Maupin-based guide who regularly leads trips on the lower Deschutes. Hazel believes the solution to the current problems is for PGE to remove PGE's Selective Water Withdrawal facility at the Pelton Round Butte Dam.
Nicole Vulcan
A sign along the lower Deschutes near Warm Springs, detailing how water temperatures affect fish populations.
Greg McMillan, Deschutes River Alliance
According to the Deschutes River Alliance, PGE's Selective Water Withdrawal facility in Lake Billy Chinook is the cause of elevated temperatures and other issues in the lower Deschutes River.
Deschutes Angler
An angler in the lower Deschutes -- long a playground for fishing enthusiasts.
John & Amy Hazel
Amy Hazel, a local river guide, is concerned about the economic impacts of the changes in the lower Deschutes River.
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John & Amy Hazel
John Hazel is a Maupin-based guide who regularly leads trips on the lower Deschutes. Hazel believes the solution to the current problems is for PGE to remove PGE's Selective Water Withdrawal facility at the Pelton Round Butte Dam.

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