Hells Gate fish ladders

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Comments (13)

a3a35919 on September 23, 2009

Here you can see theeast side fish ladsders on the Fraser River at Hells Gate. Sign under suspension bridge was the water level in1948, highest in history todate. At this date the water was 120 feet deep at Hells Gate point.

scml on September 30, 2009

Danny how do they work...do the catch the salmon that jump out at the side and send them back into the water or something...

You'll have to explain it some more please :)

It must be fascinating to see ;) see ya from Sandy ;)

a3a35919 on September 30, 2009

Ok, hi Sandy

The Vertical openings are how they enter the ladder and they make there own way thru to the other end away from the very turbulent water , thats Hells Gate , the higher the water the easier it is to pass the gate because there's not much restriction. but there's opening all the way up depending on the rivers level. The ladders are on both side of the river too.
In this picture the sign under the suspension bride was the highest level ever recorded at this point in 1948. Thats pretty high, no need for fish ladders then. Hope that explains it a bit , cheers Danny

scml on September 30, 2009

Thanks Danny I get the picture now... :)

Its a good idea to help the poor old salmon in times of need...seen some documentaries on their spawning and it is amazing what they do...

Thanks for sharing mate...see ya from Sandy ;)

a3a35919 on September 30, 2009

Thanks Sandy for all the mega visits and like I said have a good one at work and talk to you soon , Glad you understood my info. your rightthe salman need all the help they can get! :)Danny

Nawitka on October 2, 2009

Hi Danny! I was here at the beginning of July and the water was quite a bit higher; 200 feet deep if I remember correctly. We could just see the top grids of the fish ladders at the top of the water. I didn't post a photo of the grids but maybe I should, I'm really surprised at the difference. **Here's one of mine.

a3a35919 on October 2, 2009

Hello Nawitka, so 200 feet , thats quite a drop in almost 3 months. Guess the snow had pretty much melted . Hey post it, what the ...

stoneboat on October 2, 2009

Hi Danny here's the July one that is most similar to your viewpoint. You can see the water washing over the grids. Even July levels would be lower than the highest spring water levels.

a3a35919 on October 2, 2009

Had a look Stoneboat, you know Nawitha, its pretty hi in July for sure! Cheers to you both, Danny

Cindy Breen on April 20, 2010

Interesting comments above..wish we could get of that water..Marion

Mahdi Kalhor on April 20, 2010

Interesting shot.

Very well done it.

All the best from Iran,


a3a35919 on April 20, 2010

Hey Marion , could be kinda fishy, smellin that is ! Thanks for the view my friend.

Cheers Danny

a3a35919 on April 20, 2010

Thanks Mahdi, always welcome your comments my friend! :))Danny

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  • Uploaded on September 23, 2009
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    by a3a35919
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
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