New Jersey was a British colony the last time the American shad swam in the Musconetcong River.
The Musconetcong Watershed Association, in a collaborative effort with state and federal agencies, last summer started an estimated $1.5 million project to remove Hughesville Dam, which once generated hydropower. The work was completed in November.
The dam’s removal restored the Musconetcong River to a free-flowing stream for five miles before it spills into the Delaware River.
The watershed association reported Monday that a fisheries biologist with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife found shad swimming upstream from the site of the Hughesville Dam.
LINK (via: Lehigh Valley Live)