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Vertical slot fishway

Vertical slot fishway – Construction and operation

Vertical slot fishway examples: </br>
		1. Left: keyhole slot design in a vertical slot fishway, Yallakool Creek, New South Wales </br>
		2. Middle: precast concrete rectangular vertical slot baffle, showing rocky base of fishway and metal grate overhead, Yallakool Creek, New South Wales </br>
		3. Top-right: vertical slot fishway, showing rectangular slot design, Sheepstation Creek, Ayr, Queensland </br>
		4. Bottom-right: metal keyhole slot design in vertical slot fishway baffle, Chowilla Regulator, South Australia
		Photo by Ivor Stuart (1,2 and 4), and Tim Marsden (3)

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Last updated: 10 May 2021

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) Vertical slot fishway – Construction and operation, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 April 2023. Available at:

Queensland Government
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