Lemhi Push-Up Dam Removal

Goals 

TU's goal is to remove a channel-wide push-up diversion dam on the Lemhi River and replace it with an electric pump pressurized system to deliver 1.1  cfs. Annual construction and maintenance of the push-up dam is destructive to the Lemhi channel and threatens ESA listed stocks of Chinook salmon, steelhead and bull trout which use this lower reach of the Lemhi as a migratory corridor.

Tactics 

TU staff will partner with the Bureau of Reclamation for permitting and engineering support to design an instream pump station. We'll also assist irrigators on the diversion ditch to identify federal grants to defray costs of the new delivery system.
 

Staff Contact 

Jerry Myers, Upper Salmon Project Manager, TU Idaho Water Project
jmyers@tu.org
 

Issues 
Agriculture
Places 
Lemhi River
Salmon River
Idaho
Species 

Steelhead Trout

Steelhead Trout

Bull Trout

Bull Trout

Chinook Salmon

Chinook Salmon

Solutions 
Reconnect
Author of this Page 

Jerry Myers

Risks to Fishing 
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