Design, fabricate, and deploy eel ramp/trap

Project Description

Design, fabricate, and deploy eel ramp/trap immediately downstream of the LCRA operated dam on the Colorado River in Bay City, TX to monitor migration. The project will provide beneficial information regarding the need and feasibility of installing a permit eel ramp at this location.

Conservation Area

Lower Colorado River Native Fish Conservation Area

NFCA Objectives

Project Hierarchy: Moderate (i.e., needs to occur within the next 3-5 years)
Estimated Cost Range: <$50,000
Project Submitted By: Stephen Davis, Lower Colorado River Authority
Suggested Contact: Stephen Davis

This project could potentially lead to the permanent installment of an eel ramp at this location, which would aid the upstream migration of American eel in the Colorado River.

TPWD

Internal

Project Status

  • Suggested
  • Ongoing
  • Completed

Project Location

Dam on Colorado River in Bay City, TX (28.976968, -96.012300)