Fish Passage
The Corps of Engineers recognizes that fish have significant cultural, natural, economical and recreational importance to our Nation. Many dams have fish ladders and juvenile bypass systems already installed, and investments are continuing to be made to improve fish passage. The bypass system at Lower Granite Dam (above) is similar to systems at many other Corps dams. The juvenile salmon and steelhead collected by these systems are loaded on to barges and transported down the Snake and Columbia Rivers to the Pacific Ocean.

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