Video Daze: Decline of the Lower Deschutes

For millennia, the Deschutes sent cold, clear flows through central Oregon’s parched high-desert expanses. That changed in 2009, when Portland General Electric (PGE) began dumping vile bile-green surface water from Lake Billy Chinook into the lower D. The results have been murderous for trout and steelhead, marvelous for smallies. The Deschutes River Alliance last year…