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Foster fish weir working – mostly


April 24, 2019

WATER POURS through the new fish weir at the top of Foster Dam.

A new fish weir installed a year ago in Foster Dam is working – mostly, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers biologist said.

Fenton Khan said the numbers of Chinook salmon and steelhead that have passed through the weir have increased dramatically, and survival rates are up, but so is the number of fish that are injured in the fall down the chute on the river side of the dam.

The $400,000 fish weir, installed in March of 2018, was designed to make it easier for juvenile salmon and adult steelhead to get over the dam on their way to the sea, after research showed the existing one was inefficie...

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