First flows for new Hemphill Dam fish passage

The recent rains have brought the Auburn Ravine to life, and the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has announced the new Hemphill fish passage is now flowing water.

Hemphill Diversion Structure Fish Passage Project“, Nevada Irrigation District (November 15 2022)

Six miles of habitat on the Auburn Ravine have been opened to for migrating and resident fish by the completion of the the Nevada Irrigation District’s Hemphill fish passage. The completion of the new fish ladder in November 2022, closes the book on a 20-year process involving citizen advocates and regulatory agencies. WAC anticipates reports of fish migration and spawning early in the new year.

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