Ron Merly captured this image of work on construction of a fish bypass at the Tingue Dam in Seymour.

Ron Merly captured this image of work on construction of a fish bypass at the Tingue Dam in Seymour.

 

Work on the fish bypass at the Tingue Dam in Seymour continues along the Naugatuck River.

The Tingue Dam bypass is one of seven environmental projects that officials have chosen to fund with $2 million from the 1999 Housatonic River settlement.

The bypass will increase habitat for migratory fish, such as river herring via construction of a bypass channel to facilitate fish movement around the dam on the Naugatuck River as far north as Thomaston. When complete, the project will immediately restore access to 32 miles of habitat essential to spawning of numerous species including shad, alewife and American eel.

 






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    1. Jim Oravetz
      December 10th

      The Sept/Oct 2013 issue of CT Wildlife (DEEP) has article titled “More Projects for Housatonic River Settlement Chosen” on Page 16 of this PDF. There is an architect’s drawing of the Tingue Dam fishway by-pass. This is the compressed URL for that issue.
      http://tinyurl.com/pr42a97

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