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River Riverton Dam being removed on the North Fork Shenandoah River. Credit: Alan Weaver, VDGIF.

Over 1000 miles of river have been re-opened to migratory fish in Virginia in the past decade.

Heavy machinery at hogansburg dam

We took another look at the Upstate New York waters restored by the removal of Hogansburg Hydroelectric Dam, and after our map analysis, there’s even habitat open to migrating fish.

Photo from Abigail Adams, http://lcnme.com/currentnews/whitefield-culvert-project-complete-will-improve-fish-passage/

Today we’re sharing a shout-out from one of our partners and reiterating his point – Fish passage relies on partners! We’re fortunate to have incredible partners helping reconnect waters and install improved structures that benefit fish and communities.