Deschutes rescue saves 7,000 fish from channel

In this Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 photo, a small rainbow trout caught in a small pool along a side channel of the Deschutes River near Lava Island Falls is placed in a bucket to be transported downstream as workers from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and local volunteers collect stranded fish. The effort saved nearly 7,000 fish as state water managers made seasonal changes in river flows. (AP Photo/The Bulletin, Ryan Brennecke)

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A rescue effort last weekend in the dwindling waters of the Deschutes River saved nearly 7,000 fish stranded as state water managers made seasonal changes in river flows.

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