What did the fish say when it ran into the concrete wall? Dam. I will let that sink in for a minute for some of you. For the rest, let me talk about fish barriers. You know, things like dams. There are thousands of barriers to fish movements on Nebraska rivers and streams. Some of those barriers are natural, waterfalls or chutes. Most are man-made and include a variety of major dams and smaller diversion structures. Some are as small …Read More »
Spalding Fish Bypass
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 …Read More »
Fish Passageways in Nebraska?
I have an interesting news release I want to share with you: Now I know this open house, this particular fish passage project, is not going to be of great importance to many of you unless you are familiar with the Cedar River particularly in the Spalding and Ericson area. But, I am betting that very few reading this have even considered that there might be a need for fish passageways on Nebraska rivers and streams. No, we do not have migratory …Read More »