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Susquehanna River American Shad
2009
Shad operations got underway April 1, 2009 at Conowingo. The 1st American shad of the year didn't pass through the fish-way until April 19. Fish-way operations begin when water temperatures are around 50°F, which encourages upstream shad movement. York Haven's last day of operation was June 15, ending the 2009 countings.

Running totals of shad passages at each facility are provided in the table below.

2009 Passages
  Fish Passage Facilities (downstream >>> upstream)
Date/Event Conowingo Holtwood Safe Harbor York Haven
Final date of operation June 6 June 7 June 9 June 15
Final count 29,272 10,896 7,994 402
June 15 - - - 402
June 6 29,272 10,892 7,851 393
May 30 28,985 10,799 7,653 346
May 23 25,926 7,560 5,253 279
May 16 22,170 5,163 3,486 154
May 9 16,548 3,220 2,390 -
May 2 6,772 - - -
April 24 517 - - -
April 4 0 - - -
1st shad April 19 May 3 May 5 May 11
1st date of operation April 1 May 3 May 5 May 11
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