Sutton Lake PI Fish Survey
Fish surveys were completed (WV DNR, WV DEP, and USACE) using a parallel line electroshocking system that allowed most of the width of the river to be surveyed at once. The surveyed area extended approximately 200 meters past the first riffle below the dam. The Elk River is known to be the most diverse fishery in West Virginia. Approximately 25 species were collected by the team, validating the diversity and health of the river.