Salmon River

Salmon River (HM227S)

Location: Pulaski, NY 13142 Oswego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 34.241', W 76° 11.214'

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Salmon River
Heh-Hah-Walter-Gah (where swim the sweet fish - Iroquois)

A Histoy of Use and Misuse
2000 1998  First return of adult Atlantic Salmon.
1997   Natural reproduction of Chinook Salmon documented.
1996   Minimum flow standards established.
1995   Atlantic Salmon re-introduced.
1980   Salmon River Hatchery built.
1976   Chemical contaminents discovered in fish.
1968   Pacific salmon stocking initiated.
1930   Power generation overshadows fishery.
1926   Rainbow Trout introduced.
1914   Dam built to form Salmon River Reservoir.
1900 1898   Atlantic Salmon extinct in Lake Ontario.
1869   Eight dams block the river.
1864   First record of sport fishing.
1836   Commercial fishing peaks.
1801 1800   First permanent settlement.
1788-1776   U.S. gains control of area from British.
1700 1684   British control area.
1672 1657   Jesuits document salmon resource.
1615 1600   Europeans explore the rver.
The Salmon River Basin
Since before Europeans set foot on the continent, the unique resources of the Salmon River Basin have been highly valued. First for food, later for power, and most recently for a wide variety of uses from electric generation to recreation, made possible by wise multi-use
management practices.
The Three Reaches Of The Present-Day Salmon River
The Main Stem
High quality migratory salmonid fishery including introduced Pacific Salmon and re-introduced native Atlantic Salmon.
The Reservoirs
Migration of breeding salmon stopped at Lighthouse Hill dam. Native and introduced cold water fishery.
The Headwaters
Essentially intact natural habitat. Native and introduced cold water fishery.
History of the Coast
Major Seaway Trail rivers were magnets for Native Americans and eatly European settlers.
HM NumberHM227S
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Date Added Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 404157 N 4824875
Decimal Degrees43.57068333, -76.18690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 34.241', W 76° 11.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 34' 14.46" N, 76° 11' 12.84" W
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Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7511 NY-3, Pulaski NY 13142, US
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