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Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Fish Passageway Project expected to boost size, distribution of numerous fish species in Illinois waters of Mississippi

Paddlefish, like the one held here by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staffer, are one of many species in the Mississippi River that will be monitored once the new Fish Passageway Project is completed at Lock and Dam 22. (Photo courtesy of USACE)

While construction is a ways off, people interested in river fish gathered May 18 at Lock and Dam 22 to mark the beginning of the first fish passageway on the Mississippi River.
The planned 200-foot-wide rock ramp fishway is designed with two goals in mind: to protect, enhance, and monitor wildlife that make up a significant portion of the Mississippi River ecosystem while enabling efficient navigation to support commerce and supply chain travel on the river.

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