Monday, April 09, 2007

The Dammed Saugatuck

I wonder if anyone is keeping track of all the fish ladders and dam removal projects taking place in the Long Island Sound watershed to help restore the spawning runs of alewives and blueback herring? Bob Miller, of the Danbury News Times, writes here of the Saugatuck River watershed and an interesting collaboration between The Nature Conservancy and the local towns.

The river, which starts near Danbury and flows to the Sound, has 110 dams. It also has a new fish counter on a ladder on one of the lower dams. It counted 22 fish the first day it was in operation.

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