Connecticut River Coordinator's Office
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Photo of American shad viewed through a window at the Holyoke Dam - Photo credit:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Photo of American shad viewed through a window at the Holyoke Dam. Credit: USFWS

2001 Connecticut River Migratory Fish Counts

Note: Only observed fish are counted, therefore these totals do not represent all returns.

Total Fish Passage Counts

Includes dams up to and including the Holyoke Dam.

Species   Count
Alewife   22
American Shad   281,299
Atlantic Salmon   40
ATS, Released   4
Blueback Herring   10,606
Gizzard Shad   5,514
Sea Lamprey   58,993
Shortnose Sturgeon   4
Striped Bass   1,220


Fish Passage Counts by Dam

Dam River Location Species Total
Leesville Dam Salmon River Leesville, CT Atlantic Salmon 2
 
Rainbow Dam Farmington River Poquonock, CT Alewife 22
American Shad 153
Atlantic Salmon 6
Sea Lamprey 1,833
 
DSI Dam Westfield River West Springfield, MA American Shad 4,720
Atlantic Salmon 8
Blueback Herring 2
Sea Lamprey 2,345
Striped Bass 2
 
Holyoke Dam Connecticut River Holyoke, MA American Shad 273,220
Atlantic Salmon * 24
ATS, Released 4
Blueback Herring 10,604
Gizzard Shad 5,491
Sea Lamprey 49,277
Shortnose Sturgeon 4
Striped Bass 1,217
 
Gatehouse Dam Connecticut River Turners Falls, MA American Shad 1,540
ATS Observed 1
Sea Lamprey 2,144
 
Vernon Dam Connecticut River Vernon, VT American Shad 1,666
ATS, Released 1
Gizzard Shad 23
Sea Lamprey 3,394
Striped Bass 1

* One Atlantic salmon was deleted from the Holyoke count (released kelt)

 

 

 

 

 
Last updated: September 7, 2010
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