See migrating fish from an underground viewing window.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) annual Open House at the Rainbow Fishway in Windsor is Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The public is invited to visit the fishway for free and learn about it and the fish it passes.
The Rainbow Fishway is the largest fishway in Connecticut. It allows fish to bypass a 58-foot hydroelectric dam and continue up the Farmington River.
On Open House day, the public can tour the facility and check out the underground viewing window. Shad and lamprey may be seen passing upstream, and Atlantic salmon are sometimes captured for breeding.
Staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Directions to Rainbow Fishway
From Rt. I-91, take exit 40 to Rt.20 (Bradley Airport Exit). Travel west to the Hamilton South exit. At the end of the exit ramp turn left. Turn right at the first intersection on to Rainbow Road. The fishway is on the left, about a quarter of a mile down the road. Look for a cyclone fence and a brown sign with yellow lettering.
From Rt.20 East (traveling toward I-91), go past the exit for Bradley Airport and take the Hamilton exit. At the end of the exit, ramp turn right. Turn right at the first intersection onto Rainbow Road. The fishway is on the left, about a quarter of a mile down the road. Look for a cyclone fence and a brown sign with yellow lettering.
For more information about fishing in Connecticut, click on this link to access the May 31, 2012 fishing report http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2696&q=322752&depNav_GID=1630
Posted June 1, 2012
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