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

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   55
American Shad   377,420
Atlantic Salmon   44
ATS, Released   5
Blueback Herring   1,950
Gizzard Shad   3,054
Juvenile American Eel   275
Sea Lamprey   77,430
Striped Bass   1,106

Fish Passage Counts by Dam

Dam River Location Species Total
 
Rainbow Dam Farmington River Poquonock, CT Alewife 55
American Shad 110
Atlantic Salmon 4
Blueback Herring 7
Juvenile Am. Eel 10
Sea Lamprey 301
 
DSI Dam Westfield River West Springfield, MA American Shad 2,762
Atlantic Salmon 5
Blueback Herring 4
Gizzard Shad 1
Juvenile Am. Eel 263
Sea Lamprey 3,638
Striped Bass 2
 
Holyoke Dam Connecticut River Holyoke, MA American Shad 374,548
Atlantic Salmon 34
ATS, Released 5
Blueback Herring 1,939
Gizzard Shad 3,053
Juvenile Am. Eel 2
Sea Lamprey 73,491
Striped Bass 1,104
 
Gatehouse Dam Connecticut River Turners Falls, MA American Shad 2,870
ATS, Released 4
Gizzard Shad 2
Sea Lamprey
10,160
 
Vernon Dam Connecticut River Vernon, VT American Shad 336
Atlantic Salmon 4
ATS, Released 3
Sea Lamprey
2,201
 
Other     Atlantic Salmon 1

 

 

 

 

 
Last updated: September 7, 2010
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