Improving fish passage

State highways cross streams and rivers in thousands of places in Washington State, which can impede fish migration. WSDOT has worked for more than two decades to improve fish passage and reconnect streams to help keep our waterways healthy. WSDOT Fish Barrier Correction is a priority. Learn more in the latest Fish Passage Annual Report (pdf 5.1 mb)

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After Photo

SR 307 culvert that blocked fish passage at Gamble Creek   WSDOT replaced the barrier culvert in 2016, restoring access to over 5 miles of habitat for chum and coho salmon, steelhead, sea run cutthroat and resident trout.

SR 307 culvert that blocked fish passage at Gamble Creek, which flows into Port Gamble.

 

WSDOT replaced the barrier culvert in 2016, restoring access to over 5 miles of habitat for chum and coho salmon, steelhead, sea run cutthroat and resident trout.