The Joint Committee on Fisheries Engineering and Science is hosting a free webinar as part of its mission to engage scientists and engineers on topics related to fish passage. Please join us for our next webinar:
“Fish Passage in the Yakima River Basin”
- Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT
- Duration: 60 Minutes
- Webinar platform – Microsoft Lync (call in number will be provided to registrants)
Presented by Richard Visser and Pat Monk, Bureau of Reclamation, Yakima, Washington
The Yakima River Basin in south central Washington state is an important and diverse watershed that originates in the Cascade Mountain Range and extends eastward into dry fertile. The Yakima River is a tributary of the Columbia River and is over 200 miles long, from head waters to the mouth. Several fish species in the Yakima River Basin are listed as threatened or endangered.
This presentation will provide an overview of the efforts or the Yakama Nation and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to reintroduce sockeye salmon upstream of Cle Elum Dam, including planning, design, and construction of an innovative fish passage facility at Cle Elum Dam and reservoir and water management actions to improve riverine conditions for all migratory fishes.
Please join us for this unique look into river and watershed connectivity!
Please email Erin McCombs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following your RSVP, a call-in number will be provided to registrants.