USACE Portland District
Cougar dam and Reservoir Adult Fish Collection Facility
Blue River, Oregon, United States
Located on the South Fork of the McKenzie River near Blue River, Ore., the
Cougar Adult Fish Collection Facility will assist in a collecting, sorting, and
transporting program to connect fish populations located upstream and
downstream of Cougar Dam. The $14.7 million facility includes a fish ladder,
pre-sort pool, sorting facility, and two pump structures for water supply.
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