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fish ladder

n.
A series of artificial pools arranged like ascending steps, enabling migrating fish to swim upstream around a dam or other obstruction.

fish ladder

n
(Fishing) a row of ascending pools or weirs connected by short falls to allow fish to pass barrages or dams

fish′ lad`der


n.
a series of ascending pools constructed to enable salmon or other fish to swim upstream around or over a dam.
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Noun1.fish ladder - a series of ascending pools providing a passage for salmon to swim upstream past a damfish ladder - a series of ascending pools providing a passage for salmon to swim upstream past a dam
passage - a way through or along which someone or something may pass
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A fish ladder constructed in 1997 at the spillway facilitates trout and salmon passage.
vortex weir fish ladder to provide passage over the 30-ft.
half-remember from visits: fog-damp, the fish ladder, the spit called
LHASA (CyHAN)- A fish started passing up the world's highest fish ladder at Zam Hydropower Station, Tibet's largest, on Thursday.
There is a viewing deck overlooking the confluence of a fish ladder and Beaverdam Brook that allows visitors to view the migrating salmon and trout as they enter the ladder, spawning naturally in the brook.
Narrated with an evocative voice that takes memory, life, and death and attunes all to nature, The Fish Ladder is a lovely first-person memoir recommended for any who have lost a child, lost a dream, or lost their way.
Its fish ladder and visitor viewing area open during the spring migration from early May through late June, dawn to dusk.
My only previous trips to Pitlochry were to see the famous fish ladder as a little girl.
A SALMON makes a desperate attempt to leap the fish ladder on the River Ettrick in the Borders yesterday.
On the far side of the river, we find a fish ladder that enables the fish to proceed step-by-step to reach the upstream side of the dam.
Lindstrand Aeroplatforms, the company behind the scheme, wants to take visitors on 15-minute flights 400ft (125m) up for a bird's eye view of the city and beyond from a proposed site near the fish ladder on the Penarth side of the barrage.