Local flooding over the past few days put Rocky Creek in Lincoln City over its banks, and some of its waters over the top of the pavement on East Devil’s Lake Road. A continuous line of coho were disoriented by the higher water, got disoriented in the weeds, and wound up flippity-flopping across the buy roadway on Wednesday.
A number of residents pulled over and started helping. At one point there were calls into local 9-1-1 that “there are people out there blocking traffic, and they wanted the police to DO something about it!” When officers got there they found residents guiding the fish with their feet and some actually picking the fish up and re-depositing them on the upstream side of the bridge.
It’s the Oregon Way!
Rocky Creek is back inside its banks today.