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

Adult American Eel

 

1

Alewife

 

7

American Shad

 

192,584

Atlantic Salmon

 

69

ATS, Released

 

6

Blueback Herring

 

156

Gizzard Shad

 

279

Sea Lamprey

 

61,514

Striped Bass

 

256

Fish Passage Counts by Dam

Dam River Location Species Total
 
Rainbow Dam Farmington River Poquonock, CT Adult American Eel 1
Alewife 7
American Shad 116
Atlantic Salmon 13
Blueback Herring 4
Sea Lamprey 882
 
DSI Dam Westfield River West Springfield, MA American Shad 913
Atlantic Salmon 11
Blueback Herring 1
Sea Lamprey 1,171
 
Holyoke Dam Connecticut River Holyoke, MA American Shad 191,555
Atlantic Salmon 45
ATS, Released 6
Blueback Herring 151
Gizzard Shad 279
Sea Lamprey 59,461
Striped Bass 256
 
Gatehouse Dam Connecticut River Turners Falls, MA American Shad 2,092
Atlantic Salmon 1
Blueback Herring 43
Sea Lamprey 8,229
Striped Bass 9
 
Vernon Dam Connecticut River Vernon, VT American Shad 653
ATS, Released
1
Gizzard Shad
1
Sea Lamprey
3,668
 
Bellows Falls Dam Connecticut River Bellows Falls, VT ATS, Released 1
 
Wilder Dam Connecticut River ATS, Released 1

 

 

 

 

 
Last updated: September 7, 2010
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