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Fish Passage Science

Fish passage engineering is an interdisciplinary field that combines the sciences of hydrology, hydraulics, ecology, biology to solve problems in natural and engineered fishway design, dam breach/removal, stream restoration, and watershed management.

Interdisciplinary

Fish Passage Engineering is an interdisciplinary field. It lies at the intersection of engineering, hydrology and biology. Success in fish passage engineering requires understanding all of these elements.

Fish passage engineering resources

Restoring Streams, Restoring Fish


Source:  United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Restoring Roads, Streams and Fish Through Improved Culverts


Source:  United States Fish and Wildlife Service

American Shad Life History


Source:  United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Atlantic Salmon Life History


Source:  United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Brook Trout Life History


Source:  United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Culverts


Source:  United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Fish Passage Engineering at UMass


Source:  United States Fish and Wildlife Service