Film on water pollution taken in late 1930's and early 1940's on the Willamette River beginning near Springfield and ending in Portland. Side trips to the Pudding River and the South Santiam River are included. Shows tests concerning the length of time small fish can survive in the water and a chemical test.<br> This is a silent film. The length is 39 minutes.
Provides a penetrating account of a once-rich steelhead trout stream threatened by careless logging practices. Focusing on Oregon's North Umpqua River Basin, the film portrays the impact of clearcut logging on the small tributary streams where most of the rivers's steelhead are spawned and reared. The subtle interdependence of land and water, and the disruption of the aquatic environment caused by stream-clogging debris and warming water are dramatically presented. Hal Riney and Dick Snider, two weekend fishermen, produced the film and donated it to Oregon State University. It was widely distributed and viewed in Oregon and throughout the United States through the 1970s.