Fish on the Run, Irrigation Done
(August 15, 2022) — Oak Lodge Water Services and the Clackamas River Water Providers are asking customers to participate in the “Fish On the Run, Irrigation Done” annual watering campaign. This helps the Clackamas River by reducing or shutting-off outdoor watering in September for the fall fish migration.
In addition to providing drinking water to over 300,000 people, the Clackamas River is home to migrating salmon and steelhead virtually year-round. As our summers are getting longer and hotter, making sure there is enough water in the river for the fall fish runs is becoming more challenging.
You can participate in the “Fish On the Run, Irrigation Done” campaign by reducing or shutting-off your outdoor watering system in September. This will ensure there is enough water for Fall Chinook and Coho Salmon to migrate and spawn this fall in the Clackamas River.
Take the pledge and receive a yard sign to let your neighbors know you’re doing your part to keep water in the Clackamas River: clackamasproviders.org/pledge-application