To MAIN PAGE About BPA NW Hydro The Columbia River For Kids of all Ages Gallery Northwest Salmon Leaping from pool to pool, salmon work their way up the fish ladder toward spawning beds in the upper reaches of fresh-water streams. Fish Ladders

Fish ladders enable salmon - and other fish that live in the sea, but spawn in rivers - to get past the dams.

Modern dams also make use of fish bypass structures. Migrating fish are routed around the dams's turbines to minimize danger.

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