Reconnecting the Red River
(pg 2 of 5)
Since Henry's day we have built over 500 dams on
the Red River of the North and its tributaries.
Sturgeon no longer had access to critical spawning
habitat in the higher gradient tributaries. By the
mid-1900s the sturgeon were gone, falling victim to
a fragmented river that no longer provided the
habitat the fish needed to reproduce.