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The Mishawaka Fish Ladder
The Mishawaka fish ladder is a vertical slot design. It includes a fish viewing window and a system to provide attraction water. No power is generated at this dam. Completed in 1991, the ladder is located approximately 60 miles upriver of Lake Michigan. After passing through this ladder, fish have only 3 more miles to go before encountering Twin Branch Dam. This dam does not have a fish ladder and is the end point of the migration. Nearly $1.4 million dollars were spent to construct the Mishawaka fish ladder.