Site Type

Site Name

 

WEA - Wells Dam, DCPUD Adult Ladders

Wells Dam Adult Fishways (both)

Operated by:

DPUD

First year:

2002

Last year:

2017

RKM:

830

Site Contacts

Steward

Tom Kahler
tkahler@dcpud.org
(509) 881-2322

POC

Brett Turley
brett.turley@biomark.com
(208) 955-6771

Map

Operational Dates

Year Start Date End Date Notes
2014 1/1/2014 1/1/2015 East (left) fishway was out of service for maintenance from February 4-26 and was dewatered for the year on December 9.
2016
2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2016 Left fishway watered up February 5. Right fishway returned to service April 15.
2017
2002 1/24/2002 1/1/2003 This was the first year of adult PIT tag interrogation. PIT tag detectors in the Left Bank (East) ladder were activated on 1/24/02. PIT tag detectors in the Right Bank (West) ladder were activated when the ladder watered up for the season on 3/29/02. The West ladder was dewatered between 12/3/02 and 1/22/03 for annual maintenance.
2003 1/1/2003 1/1/2004 The West Ladder was dewatered between 12/3/02 and 1/22/03 for annual maintenance. The East Ladder was dewatered between 1/27/03 and 2/20/03 for annual maintenance. The West ladder was dewatered from 8:30-9:34 on 4/25, and the East ladder from 10:08-10:48, for normal maintenance. The right (West?) ladder was dewatered from December 3, 2003 until February 5, 2004, for annual maintenance.
2004 1/1/2004 1/1/2005 The right (West?) ladder was dewatered between December 3, 2003 and February 5, 2004 for annual maintenance. The left (East?) ladder was dewatered between February 11-24, 2004 for annual maintenance.
2005 1/1/2005 1/1/2006 The left (East) ladder was dewatered on December 12, 2005.
2006 1/1/2006 1/1/2007
2007 1/1/2007 1/1/2008
2008 1/1/2008 1/1/2009 The West fish ladder at Wells Dam was dewatered for six hours on May 9, 2008, to accommodate a new PIT tag detection system at the top of the trap transport pipe. The original detectors at the base of the transport pipe were removed, and the new detectors were activated on May 12. The left (East) ladder was dewatered for winter maintenance on December 12, 2008.
2009 1/1/2009 1/1/2010 The left (East) ladder at Wells Dam was dewatered between December 12, 2008 and January 21, 2009. The left ladder was dewatered again between December 22, 2009 and January 5, 2010.
2010 1/1/2010 1/1/2011 The left (East) ladder at Wells Dam was dewatered between December 22, 2009 and January 5, 2010. The right (West) ladder was dewatered between January 14 and February 3, 2010. The right (West) ladder was dewatered between December 16-29, 2010.
2011 1/1/2011 1/1/2012 The Left (East) ladder was dewatered between January 6-27, 2011 for maintenance. East ladder was dewatered on December 7.
2012 1/1/2012 1/1/2013 The right ladder watered up on February 8. The left ladder was dewatere on December 4. Right ladder is scheduled to be dewatered in january 2013.
2013 1/1/2013 1/1/2014 Left ladder watered up January 24. Right ladder was dewatered January 29 - February 21.

Current and Historic Site Configurations

Config Seq: 160

Start Date: 6/8/2016

End Date:

Config Seq: 150

Start Date: 2/16/2016

End Date: 6/8/2016

Config Seq: 140

Start Date: 12/19/2012

End Date: 2/16/2016

Config Seq: 130

Start Date: 3/2/2012

End Date: 12/19/2012

Config Seq: 120

Start Date: 5/12/2008

End Date: 3/2/2012

Config Seq: 110

Start Date: 6/28/2004

End Date: 5/12/2008

Config Seq: 100

Start Date: 1/2/2002

End Date: 6/28/2004

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