For the first time in more than a century, Lahontan cutthroat trout will be able to reach their native spawning grounds because of the Nation’s largest fish screen being constructed on the Derby Dam on the Truckee River in Nevada. The collaborative construction partners for this project include the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Pyramid Lake Pauite Tribe.
In 1905, Derby Dam was constructed to divert water for irrigation from the Truckee River and Pyramid Lake. Almost 50 years after the Lahontan cutthroat trout was listed under the Endangered Species Act, agencies are investing in a game-changing, fish-friendly infrastructure project at Derby Dam to h...