I thought I’d give a quick update of the situation at Catrine now that there is a spate underway. There are salmon moving freely through the dam and ladder and we watched as several showed in the pool upstream. More were seen in the site itself. This is a relief that any fish that were held back by low flows over the last few weeks will now be able to reach the upper reaches. The greater concern is that more fish will be entering the system daily and if the water drops back and flows are reduce to allow the works to continue, then there may be even more fish stranded in Anderson’s pool in the next week or two. We will monitor this situation carefully and act accordingly.
I shot some video at the dam this morning and will post it this evening when I’ve had time to edit it.