Federation Conservation Report

Lake Lowell Fish Salvage #1

Here are some pictures from the Lake Lowell Fish Salvage from the irrigation canal at the Nampa Dam:

Steve Burk with one of the crappies that were salvaged. This one was hungry and tried to eat a perch almost as long as he was...
Here is the target zone. This picture is from under the dam looking out the opening where the canal comes out. If you look closely you can see the containment net in the water.
Here is the net containing the fish in a limited area so that they can be netted.
Here are two of the volunteers netting fish out of the containment pool.
The netted fish were dumped in buckets for transportation.
The buckets were hauled around the dam and dumped in the lake.
Estimates are that about 12,000 fish were rescued and returned to Lake Lowell. Most were fingerling sized, but there were some larger fish rescued as well. Species rescued included: crappie, perch, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bullhead, channel catfish and bluegills.