An Oregon proposal to set a 68-degree
upper limit for water temperature
in the Willamette River will likely
be rejected by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency
later this month.  EPA is expected to
favor a 64-degree limit that would
have fewer adverse impacts on salmon
and steelhead.
Oregon’s Department of Environmental
Quality proposed temperature limits
for Oregon rivers and streams as
a requirement under the federal Clean
Water Act and submitted its proposal
to the …

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