Sam Drevo, Ralph Bloemers | 2010 | 23 min.
2011 Official Selection
Trout on the Wind: the Hemlock Dam Removal Story highlights the successful removal of an aging harmful dam and the restoration of Trout Creek in the lower Columbia River Gorge. The dam was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps to provide power and irrigation for a work camp in the area. In the 1970s, the dam fell into disrepair and it was impairing water quality, habitat, and passage for Lower Columbia River steelhead. This project brought the local community together to remove and provided an excellent hands-on learning experience on restoring a wild river system in the Columbia River Gorge.