Fishway Project Update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District, in coordination with the Town and Village of Westfield and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), held a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Chautauqua Creek fish passage project site. The purpose of the Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration (GLFER) project is to provide fish access to approximately 10 miles of high quality spawning areas in the upper portion of Chautauqua Creek and restore fishery populations using dam removal measures. The plan for improvement consists of the partial dam removal at the lower dam and a rock ramp fishway at the upper dam. The project will have a positive ecological impact and an economic impact as well, as high quality fishing opportunities are expanded in the region.

Published: Jun 13, 2012 - 9:45am