Fairmount Fish Ladder


A fish ladder, located on the west side of the Fairmount Dam, allows migrating fish species like American Shad to travel upriver to spawn. The ladder was installed by the Philadelphia Water Department and US Army Corps of Engineers in 2009. You can learn more about the fish ladder online at phillyh20.org or phillywatersheds.org, or in person by reading the interpretive sign located at an overlook on MLK Drive by the fish ladder.