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Downstream Fish Passage at Tall Dams

About the Challenge
SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED: Help us find better ways to pass downstream-moving juvenile fish over or around tall dams.

Posted By: Bureau of Reclamation
Category: Ideas
Partners: U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State of California Department of Water Resources
Submission Dates: 12 a.m. ET, Mar 31, 2016 - 12 a.m. ET, May 10, 2016

All official entries must be submitted via the Innocentive website at the following:

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933648

The Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with federal and state partners, is seeking new ideas for successful and cost-effective downstream fish passage at tall dams.  Effective downstream passage for migrating juvenile fish will help us recover threatened and endangered species such as salmon and steelhead.

A successful solution should describe how fish will be attracted to the system and how fish will be collected, conveyed, and released.  Solutions should minimize:

  • Physical damage to fish
  • Stress (e.g. crowding, removal from water, disorientation)
  • Impacts to the operation of the dam
  • Overall cost

This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.

How to Enter

All official entries must be submitted via the Innocentive website at the following:

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933648

Prizes
$20,000.00

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All official entries must be submitted via the Innocentive website at the following:

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933648

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