Bradford Island Fishway
Fish Ladder at Bonneville Dam
The Bradford Island fishway is a long, inclined flume with horizontal weirs creating a series of successive pools. Each pool is one foot higher than the adjacent pool downstream. Fish may swim through submerged artifices or over the wier crests to move from one pool to the next higher one.
The upper portion of the Bradford Island fishway was recently reconstructed. Instead of the weirs found in the lower reaches of the fishway, the new design creates and inclined series of vertical slots and eddy-lice pools. Biological research has shown that these inclined pools are superior for fish passage and allow for self-regulating control of water in the fishway.
As they near the top of the fishway, the fish pass the counting station and move by the winding windows. You are invited to watch the underwater
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 45° 38.511′ N, 121° 56.633′ W. Marker is in Cascade Locks, Oregon, in Hood River County. Marker is on Star Route. This marker is located on the grounds of Bradford Island-Bonneville Dam property administrated by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade Locks OR 97014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Old Turbine (within shouting distance of this marker in Washington); Sturgeon Habitat (approx. ¾ mile away); Beacon Rock (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Bridge of the Gods (approx. 2½ miles away in Washington); a different marker also named The Bridge of the Gods (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cascade Falls Portage (approx. 2.9 miles away); the Oregon Pony (approx. 3 miles away); Lewis and Clark Trail (approx. 3.7 miles away in Washington). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cascade Locks.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 22, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.