A mature male kokanee in spawning form. Mature fish are typically 2-3 years old. Photo/CT Fish and Wildlife.

A mature male kokanee in spawning form. Mature fish are typically 2-3 years old. Photo/CT Fish and Wildlife.

CBSLocal.com: The completion of a $4.75 million bypass channel around the Tingue Dam will allow fish once again to migrate to prime spawning areas on [Connecticut’s] Naugatuck River in Beacon Falls and Naugatuck.

Historically, migratory fish, in particular Atlantic salmon and shad, were able to make their way up the river unrestricted. But the fish were unable to reach their spawning grounds after a number of dams were constructed during the state’s industrial development, said Steve Gephard, supervisor of inland fisheries for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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