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Can cutting down trees make Oregon rivers more fish friendly? Detours episode 8 debuts tomorrow

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Come along with The Verge for the second season of Detours. We’ve traveled across the country to find the people, groups, and companies that are solving America’s problems in new and unconventional ways. Check in for new dispatches every Wednesday.

After a catastrophic flood in 1964, Oregon authorities cleared the Sandy River of detritus in an effort to mitigate the damage of future floods. But the barren waterway led to a severe drop in salmon and steelhead trout populations. Now, a group of scientists is creating a more rugged landscape to bring them back.

Tune in Wednesday for the full episode.