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© Carrie Robertson photo
photo by Carrie Robertson
A "sill" (low-lying dam) on the Pearl River at Poole's Bluff blocks fish migration during times of low water. Unseasonably high river levels have challenged project leaders as they work to design a "fish pass" system that would allow fish to move past the sill to spawning grounds farther upstream.

NOAA CRP Site Visit - August 6, 2021
Fisheries Habitat Restoration in the Lower Pearl River
Bogalusa, Louisiana
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