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Bellamy River Fish Communities

Pre and Post Dam Removal

2004/2005


Electrofish Sampling


Area of slow moving

water. Higher presence

of Fallfish, large

Largemouth Bass, and

Longnose Dace.

ABOVE TIMBERCRIB DAM

Site of Removed Dam

BELOW

TIMBERCRIB

DAM


Species and Abundance Above and Below the Removed Bellamy Dam 2005

Species

Longnose Dace

American Eel

Golden Shiner

Ninespine Stickleback

Striped Killifish

Common Mummichug

Pumpkinseed

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill

Black Crappie

Banded Killifish

Common Shiner

Fallfish

Common White Sucker

Above

Below

0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350

Number


Species and Abundance Above and Below the Bellamy Dam in 2004

Species

Chain Pickerel

Blacknose Dace

Longnose Dace

American Eel

Striped Killifish

Common Mummichug

Pumpkinseed

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill

Black Crappie

Banded Killifish

Common Shiner

Fallfish

Common White Sucker

Above

Below

0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350

Number


Before

/Before

Dam

Tidal Water

Freshwater

Tidal Water

After

Site of former Timbercrib Dam


Species and Abundance Below the Bellamy Dam

S p ecies

American Eel

Golden Shiner

Ninespine Stickleback

Striped Killifish

Common Mummichug

Pumpkinseed

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill

Black Crappie

Banded Killifish

Common Shiner

Fallfish

2005

2004

Common White Sucker

0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 280 300 320 340

Number


Species and Abundance Above the Bellamy Dam

American Eel

Blacknose Dace

Chain Pickerel

Longnose Dace

Pumpkinseed

S p ecies

Largemouth Bass

Bluegill

Black Crappie

2005

2004

Banded Killifish

Common Shiner

Fallfish

Common Whit e Sucker

0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 280 300 320 340

Number


Available Habitat Post Dam Removal

Location of the Removed Timbercrib Dam


Habitat of Lower River Reach Approaching Removed Dam


Habitat of Middle River Reach


Habitat of Middle River Reach


Habitat of Middle River Reach


Habitat of Middle River Reach


Habitat of Upper River Reach


Habitat of Upper River Reach Below the 2 nd Dam


Next Dams to Consider for Fish Passage/Removal

2 nd

nd Sawyer Mill’s s Falls Dam


3 rd

rd Sawyer Mill’s s Falls Dam


Smelt Habitat Before Dam Removal

Location of dam

Demarcation line of top of smelt habitat prior to dam removal


Smelt Habitat After Dam Removal

Location of dam

Area of uppermost smelt egg deposition in 2005

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