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

 

154

American Shad

 

288,623

Atlantic Salmon

 

43

ATS, Released

 

4

Blueback Herring

 

1,398

Gizzard Shad

 

859

Juvenile American

 

25

Sea Lamprey

 

54,414

Striped Bass

 

883

Fish Passage Counts by Dam

Dam River Location Species Total
Leesville Dam Salmon River Leesville, CT Atlantic Salmon 9
 
Rainbow Dam Farmington River Poquonock, CT Alewife 150
American Shad 80
Atlantic Salmon 1
Blueback Herring 1
Sea Lamprey 1,023
 
DSI Dam Westfield River West Springfield, MA Alewife 4
American Shad 1,729
Atlantic Salmon 5
Blueback Herring 5
Juvenile American 25
Sea Lamprey 361
 
Holyoke Dam Connecticut River Holyoke, MA American Shad 286,814
Atlantic Salmon 28
ATS, Released *4
Blueback Herring 1,392
Gizzard Shad 859
Sea Lamprey 53,030
Striped Bass 883
 
Vernon Dam Connecticut River Vernon, VT American Shad 267
Sea Lamprey
8,048


* Of the 4 salmon released at Holyoke, 1 has been captured at Rainbow, 1 at DSI, and 1 at Holyoke.

 

 

 

 

 
Last updated: September 7, 2010
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