Wisconsin is an angler’s paradise. And the Root River is known across the Midwest as a prime spot for trout and salmon fishing. A big part of the reason is the work done at the DNR’s Root River Steelhead Facility.
This important fishery captures salmon and trout as they move upstream at spawning time, then harvests and fertilizes eggs in order to help support the population both in the river and the lake.
By raising the level of the Root River in the critical late summer and early fall months when depths are typically low, the volume of water contributed by the Great Water Alliance return flow can allow more fish to reach the facility.
The result will be healthier fish populations… and happier anglers.