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Where are the fish in the Payette River Below Black Canyon Dam to Snake River? Did someone kill the river?

Answer

The Bureau of Reclamation drained Black Canyon Reservoir this past winter to prepare for construction to increase power production.  This affected fish populations both upstream and downstream of the dam.  Construction  should be done by 2015 at which time we will work cooperatively with the Bureau of Reclaimation to restore the fish community and populations to pre-construction levels.