This is good news for the Deschutes River fishery. With the selective water with-drawl system in place at the dam on the Deschutes near the 100 mile mark PGE (who manages the complex) should take note of how adjusting their mix to the cooler water deep in the reservior has possibly saved untold wild fish in the Deschutes and Columbia basin.
Note the difference in water temperature from the Deschutes compared to the Columbia River.
The Columbia River Water Temps near the mouth of the Deschutes
The Lower Deschutes River water Temp near the Columbia
Deschutes River water Temp near the Dam