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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

 

1

American Shad

 

117,756

Atlantic Salmon

 

186

ATS, Released

 

17

Blueback Herring

 

534

Gizzard Shad

 

127

Sea Lamprey

 

29,482

Shortnose Sturgeon

 

1

Striped Bass

 

226

Fish Passage Counts by Dam

Dam River Location Species Total
Leesville Salmon River Leesville, CT Atlantic Salmon 12
 
Rainbow Dam Farmington River Poquonock, CT Alewife 1
American Shad 8
Atlantic Salmon 15
Gizzard Shad 1
Sea Lamprey 530
 
DSI Dam Westfield River West Springfield, MA American Shad 1,237
Atlantic Salmon 27
ATS, Released 2
Sea Lamprey 818
 
Holyoke Dam Connecticut River Holyoke, MA American Shad 116,511
Atlantic Salmon 132
ATS, Released 15
Blueback Herring 534
Gizzard Shad 126
Sea Lamprey 28,134
Shortnose Sturgeon 1
Striped Bass 226
 
Gatehouse Dam Connecticut River Turners Falls, MA American Shad 1,500
ATS, Released 5
Blueback Herring 2
Sea Lamprey 15,798
Striped Bass 2
 
Vernon Dam Connecticut River Vernon, VT American Shad 167
ATS, Released
5
Sea Lamprey
3,586
 
Bellows Falls Dam Connecticut River Bellows Falls, VT American Shad 3
ATS, Released
3
Sea Lamprey
229
 
Wilder Dam Connecticut River ATS, Released 2

 

 

 

 

 
Last updated: September 7, 2010
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