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Susquehanna River American Shad
2012
Shad operations for the Susquahanna River in 2012 got underway April 2 at Conowingo with 642 passages. By comparison, in 2011 the 1st day of operation was April 25 with the 1st shad passage May 8. Fish-way operations begin when water temperatures are around 50°F, which encourages upstream shad movement.

Running totals linked to weekly reports of fish passage operations at the four hydroelectric dams on the lower Susquehanna are provided in the table below.

2012 Passages
  Fish Passage Facilities (downstream >>> upstream)
Date / Event Conowingo Holtwood Safe Harbor York Haven
Final Count 22,143 4,238 3,089 224
Last date of operation June 5 June 5 June 6 June 6
June 9 22,143 4.238 3,089 -
June 2 22,134 4,238 3,079 224
May 26 21,575 4,043 2,916 223
May 19 18,354 3,748 2,716 215
May 12 16,918 3,668 2,622 196
May 5 15,304 3,206 2,077 107
April 28 12,117 2,645 1,631 71
April 21 8,158 1,701 1,036 -
April 14 3,847 204 79 -
April 7 1,975 93 - -
1st shad April 2 April 7 April 12 April 26
1st date of operation April 2 April 7 April 12 April 25
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