Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fish Migrating Past Trout Creek Dam

Hemlock dam on the Wind River's Trout Creek, an important spawning tributary for Wind fish is finally gone. Removal of the dam will give fish better access into the upper watershed and allow for the transport of spawning gravels into lower Trout Creek. If anyone doubts that fish are able to quickly utilize habitats following dam removals or other restoration activities they need only check out this video. Shot by the USFS at the site of the Hemlock Dam Removal. The tagged fish was seen swimming up Trout Creek just hours after dam removal was completed and water was restored to the section below the construction site.

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