Heavy rain on Sunday brought the water level up about 3′ causing major damage to the two fences on Lower Harry’s River near Stephenville Crossing.
That didn’t affect the salmon counting though because the site uses Dual frequency IDentification SONar (DIDSON) imaging equipment and adjusted the beam to a longer scan. Normally a 10 M scan is used providing a more detailed image. While the wider beam isn’t as clear it can certainly identify the fish movement, so the count continued regardless.
DFO staff were at repairs for the last few days. The attached photos were taken this afternoon and give you a good idea of the damage.