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fish ladder

[′fish ‚lad·ər]
(civil engineering)
Contrivance that carries water around a dam through a series of stepped baffles or boxes and thus facilitates the migration of fish. Also known as fishway.
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In fact, in 2006, thousands of fish passed through the brand-new fish lift at Lockwood Dam.
As of Tuesday, the Connecticut River fish lift count, nearing the end of the season's efforts, totaled only 165,191 shad, 43,367 sea lamprey, 346 gizzard shad, 307 American eel, 278 striped bass, 92 blueback herring, and 43 Atlantic salmon, numbers far from our goal.
The fish lift is scheduled to operate through June 13.
Sunday - Hadley Falls Fish Lift on the Connecticut River.
With the temperature warming to 57 degrees on the Connecticut River, 7,239 shad went over the Holyoke Dam Hadley Falls fish lift this past week.
Crazy commentator Tony Gobbledegook continues to spout nonsense about double reverse teapots, aeroplane spins and rotating fish lifts.
The expansion would also include significant improvements to fish passage operations at the Holtwood dam, according to PPL, which said it has been working with state and federal agencies on ways to improve the efficiency of fish lifts that help American shad and other species get over the dam during their annual migration.