The First Weir
Photograph by: Chris Fox
Date of Photograph: August 5, 2010
Three weirs are being built accross the river to channel the flow of the water to the center. This photo shows the first downstream weir being built with natural stone. These weirs ensure that the water will stay in the center of the river and will allow for a water depth of 12 inches or greater during the fish migration period. The river must be flowing at least 80 cubic feet per second to achieve this depth. Traditionally the river flows are much higher during the migration months. Channeling the flow to the center of the river will benefit boaters and fishermen as well.