I always say that every body of water in Nebraska is a vital resource and is important to Nebraska anglers. Most of our rivers and streams are warm-water, prairie rivers and streams; they may not have trout and salmon swimming up and down them, but they do have a variety of fish species and are important resources. Surprisingly, fish in some of those warm-water rivers and streams have some of the same challenges that folks are more commonly aware of when it comes to trout and salmon in more famous, cold-water rivers and streams. Specifically, barriers, in most cases man-made barriers, limit fish movement on many of Nebraska’s warm-water rivers and streams.
I have blogged about this topic before, Fish Passageways in Nebraska? , World Fish Migration Day , but want to bring it up again to highlight a project that was completed recently on the Cedar River. Best of all, our video guy here at Game & Parks, Ralph Wall, produced a video about the project:
Even better yet, this coming Sunday there is an open house so you can go see for yourself!
There will be a lot more challenges on a lot more rivers and streams, but the fish bypass at Spalding is a great example of what can be done, what is being done, to make “The Good Life” even better!