American eels were once one of the most common fish species in the Susquehanna River Basin. They have a unique life cycle with an early life stage upriver migration from the saltwater into freshwater where they mature before their outmigration back into the Atlantic Ocean. In the early 20th century, a number of large hydroelectric dams were constructed on the river that blocked this migration. Recently, the natural resource agencies of the region have worked with the dam operators to bring the eels back to the watershed.
Join Aaron Henning, from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission we talk about the American eel and the numerous organizations involved in American eel restoration program in the Susquehanna River.
Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.
Sessions will be presented over Zoom and are free, but registration is required. Once registration is complete, attendees will receive an attendance link and password for all of the sessions listed.