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Scaring fish

New noise saves river herring in their daring

Homes situated along Mallards Landing South development, at the mouth area of Lock 6(entrance located farther right) in Waterford from the New York Power Authority's Crescent Hydroelectric Project shore on the Mohawk River.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Homes situated along Mallards Landing South development, at the mouth area of Lock 6(entrance located farther right) in Waterford from the New York Power Authority's Crescent Hydroelectric Project shore on the Mohawk River.
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Hydroelectric power plants and the dams they place on rivers often threaten the survival of fish that live in the ocean but spawn in fresh water. With the help of a unique setup on the Mohawk River, however, the New York Power Authority’s Crescent Hydroelectric Project is making strides toward protecting river herring, an important species that serves as food for bigger fish, including cod, that feed millions of people. The authority recently sent a ...

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