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Tailings piles from dredge mining on the Crooked River are negatively impacting fish habitat and floodplain function. The Nez Perce Tribe and Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest want to restore the lower end of the river.

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The case of the too-Crooked River

A fish-friendly project would undo the unnaturally sharp turns of the tortuous Crooked River.

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