Bethany Lake in NW Oregon, just west of Portland, gathers storm waters from hundreds of acres of avoided wetlands. Effluent also drains from the thousands of manicured yards and miles of streets in the surrounding suburban areas. The Lake and its tributaries discharges to Rock Creek, which slithers down an urbanized, yet sinuous path to the Tualatin River, and beyond, to the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, and the Pacific Ocean.
Rock Creek used to have Salmon and steelhead runs, but now has hatchery trout, and many warm water fish species.
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