Success Story 2015

Fielder and Wimer Dam Removal

Wimer Dam Removal, Southeast Oregon Photo: Scott Wright, River Design Group
Fielder and Wimer Dam Removal
WaterWatch of Oregon
2 dams removed

Removal of the Fielder and Wimer Dams in Southwest Oregon restored 70 miles of high quality habitat along Evans Creek, a major Rogue River tributary.  Removal of these dams restores 16 miles of Chinook habitat, 60 miles of coho habitat and 70 miles of steelhead habitat.  These dams were the fourth and eight worst fish passage barriers in the state of Oregon.

2015 Wimer Dam Removal from Scott Wright on Vimeo.