SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has enlisted the help of a sea-shanty singing trout to raise awareness of the toll drought takes on fish and wildlife. ODFW says, when in drought, fish and wildlife are stressed out.
According to ODFW, during a drought, fish like Oregon’s iconic salmon and steelhead face even more challenges, as low water can strand them and makes migrating to the ocean even more difficult for juvenile fish. Meanwhile, adult fish returning to their home rivers may struggle to survive in warm water temperatures and can fail to complete their life cycle and spawn the next generation of fish.
To learn more about what steps to take "when in drought" to reduce the unintended impacts of recreation on fish, wildlife, and their habitats during drought, visit here.