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to the Eel River?
Our National Wild and Scenic Eel River and all life that depends on it are suffering the degrading effects of water diversions, logging, road building, timber extraction, population growth, gravel mining. In addition the north-flowing Eel River has a unique wound — a tunnel in its watershed that drains water southward from near its headwaters. This tunnel is part of the Potter Valley Dam and Power Project that blocks over 1,000 stream-miles of prime salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing habitat. Lack of sufficient water and spawning places are the main contributors to the alarming decline of salmon in the Eel, the state’s former number one producer of salmon.