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Even Tiny Streams Important to Wintering Steelhead

December 12, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“‘It’s a real eye-opener when you see how many fish use these creeks,’ [Oregon state fish biologist Chuck] Fustish says. ‘So when you wash your car, paint your house or use herbicides, don’t dump them in a drain….'” Rogue basin scientists are discovering that even the smallest streams — creeks that often are dry in summer — provide a winter-time refuge for trout. Mark Freeman in Oregon’s Mail Tribune.