USGS boat tied to dock at Ross Lake, Washington in preparation for food web study
USGS boat tied to dock at Ross Lake during a week-long sampling trip for a food web study. Ross Lake is a large reservoir on the Upper Skagit River in the North Cascade mountains of northern Washington state. Ross Dam, alongside the downstream Diablo and Gorge Dams, provide the public utility Seattle City Light with about 20% of the electricity used by the city of Seattle. The WFRC Ecology Section is conducting research on the ecological feasibility of introducing anadromous salmonids above these currently impassable dams as a part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) re-licensing process for these dams. To learn more about this project and other related research you can visit the WFRC Ecology Section website.