Monday, October 16, 2023

Saranac River Fish Passage Improvements Nearly Complete

Saranac River project

Fish in the Saranac River are about to experience some new-found freedom. Deconstruction to remove the remnants of the Indian Rapids Dam and Frendenburgh Falls Dam in Plattsburgh is just about complete, which means fish will now be able to move more freely on that stretch of river.

The projects are a combined effort of NYS Electric & Gas (NYSEG), US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Trout Unlimited to improve fish passage before a fish ladder is installed at Imperial Mills Dam. The fish ladder combined with the removal of the two dams will allow fish to access upper sections of the Saranac River for the first time in over 120 years.

For more detailed information on this project, visit the USFWS website and check out this Adirondack Explorer story by reporter Mike Lynch at the following link. 


Photo at top courtesy of the NYS DEC.

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Information attributed to NYSDEC is taken from press releases and news announcements from New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.

One Response

  1. chris jay cohan says:

    Great news to start a Monday morning! Most sincerely, thanks to all who persevered to make this happen.

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