New Haven, CT, Tide Gate Replacement Moves Forward

Three new self-regulating tide gates will restore 50-acres of West River tidal marsh and improve anadromous fish passage. Photo courtesy Save the Sound.

Save the Sound has posted a series of photos that show work on 3 of 12 aging one-way tide gates in the West River in New Haven, Connecticut. The old gates will be replaced with self-regulating gates to help restore approximately 50 acres of tidal marsh and improve passage of fish such as herring and eels.

SAT map of area.

Additional improvements are being made to an upstream duck pond in Edgewood Park to accommodate the tidal fluctuation that will occur post-construction.

The project is a partnership between Connecticut Fund for the Environment, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Restore America’s Estuaries, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the City of New Haven.

See the photos:

Save the Sound


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