November 21, 2023
We’re encouraged by the progress we are making toward Eel River dam removal. PG&E seems eager to rid themselves of this liability-ridden project. It’s our job to make sure dam...
November 17, 2023
PG&E has released their initial draft decommissioning plan for the Potter Valley Project. The plan calls for removal of both Scott and Cape Horn Dams, and provides a few options...
November 17, 2023
PG&E PLANS TO REMOVE EEL RIVER DAMS IN 2028 Draft Surrender and Decommissioning Plan Offers Two Paths to Freeing the Eel - Soon to be California’s Longest Free-Flowing River Eureka,...
November 11, 2023
Congressman Jared Huffman joins the show to discuss the current happenings in Washington D.C. — Who the heck is Speaker Mike Johnson? Will we pass a continuing budget resolution? Why...
October 7, 2023
On this week's episode of the EcoNews Report we reflect on the tragic dam failure in Libya last month and discuss why Scott Dam on the Eel River poses similar...
October 5, 2023
On Sept. 12, storm Daniel overwhelmed two neglected dams in Libya. The flood washed away entire neighborhoods in the coastal city of Derna, killing thousands. Experts warned just last year...
October 3, 2023
PG&E TELLS FERC “SEISMIC RISK OF EEL RIVER DAMS GREATER THAN PREVIOUSLY UNDERSTOOD” -FERC Approves Changes to Dam Operations to Mitigate Earthquake Risks -Four Months After Request, Approval Comes Too...
September 8, 2023
For over 120 years, Russian River water users have enjoyed a boost to their water supplies at the expense of the Eel River. PG&E’s Potter Valley Project uses two dams...
Eel River Fish Count Station at Van Arsdale Reservoir
Cape Horn dam impounds the river to form Van Arsdale Reservoir. It is located downstream from Scott dam, is the smaller of the two dams, and has a fish ladder.
2023-2024 Adult Migration Season: November 13 – 19, 2023
November 19, 2023
Over the past week, 95 Chinook were observed moving upstream through the fishway. The season total for Chinook stands at 111 (29 Female, 23 Male, 9 Unknown, and 50 Jack).
The first Chinook salmon of the season was observed migrating upstream at the Van Arsdale Fish Station on October 24, 2023.
PG&E | Aquatic Biologist
Learn more about fish counts on the Eel River here.