Nation's first-ever fish ladder being placed at Stockdale Dam

Crews discuss the best way to put in the first piece of a fish ladder at the Stockdale Dam on Monday morning, Aug. 14. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

STOCKDALE – A fish ladder, the first of its kind in the United States, is being installed this week at the Stockdale Dam.

Work on the project began on Monday, Aug. 14, and is expected to continue through at least Thursday.

The prototype fish ladder is designed to allow fish as small as 3 inches to navigate around the dam, according to Manchester University Professor Jerry Sweeten.

Dr. Boyd Kynard, an internationally respected migratory fish biologist, developed the ladder and is on site to help with its installation.

Posted on 2017 Aug 15