A couple weeks ago I helped the Henry’s Fork Foundation with a fish rescue out of the cross cut canal. The canal comes off of the Henry’s Fork at Chester Dam and quite a few fish get diverted into the canal and die over the winter without intervention. Anne Marie from HFF sent me the numbers of fish, which are as follows.
Whitefish – 1039
Rainbow Trout – 252
Brown Trout – 26 (a couple of 20 inch fish)
Cutthroat Trout – 2
Arctic Grayling – 1 (a big surprise and a beautiful fish)
Electrofishing in the Cross Cut Canal, Chester, ID 2010
Over the winter they are going to finish work on a fish screen and fish ladder. They are also going to build a hydro electric plant at the dam and move the canal to the other side of the turbines. I wanted to get back to the canal and photograph it before the water froze and the canal was demolished. I made it out yesterday in a wind storm and made a couple images I like.
Cross Cut Canal, Chester, ID 2010