Surviving: The Story of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

Ruben Kimmelman, Autumn Harry | 2018 | 30 min.

2019 Official Selection

The Pyramid Lake Lahontan Cutthroat Trout was declared extinct in the 1940’s as a result of a badly planned diversion dam on the Truckee River. The dam was built with no consideration of the downstream Indigenous Peoples of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and their cherished homeland. However, the once desiccated lake and its native fish have made a near impossible and triumphant return through the efforts of biologists, tribal litigators, and a carpenter.

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