This project will remove two culverts and the Spy Run Dam, and will fund a feasibility study for the removal of the Hosey Dam in the Maumee River Basin in Indiana. These improvements will improve habitat for mussels like the endangered rayed bean, clubshell, and threatened round hickorynut, as well as host fish including logperch, darters, and central stonerollers. Once complete, the project will significantly improve the fishery in the area as fish are able to travel through Spy Run Creek. In addition to the benefits for fish and wildlife, dam removal will reduce flood risk for the surrounding community.
Project Quick Facts:
IN, Allen County
NFPP Project Funding
Culvert Replacement, Dam Removal
56 Stream Miles Reopened
Partner Project Lead
City of Fort Wayne
The National Fish Passage Program: Leaders in Building Bridges and Fostering Connections
The National Fish Passage Program is a national leader connecting watersheds and people. The program has decades of experience implementing infrastructure projects with partners. Fish passage project proposals can be initiated by any individual, organization, government, or agency. However, proposals must be submitted and completed in cooperation with a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. (Please note thatprojects being used for federal or state compensatory mitigation or required by existing federal or state regulatory programs are not eligible for funding through the National Fish Passage Program.)
200 Million Dollar Investment in Rivers, Wildlife, and Communities
Clean free-flowing waterways are vital to wildlife, people, and ecosystems. But across the country, millions of barriers fragment rivers, block fish migration, and put communities at higher risk to flooding. The, signed in November 2021, included $200 million for restoring fish and wildlife passage by removing in-stream barriers and providing technical assistance under the National Fish Passage Program.