Fish Ladders and Fish Screens in Clover Creek
By Ross Perry, Project Coordinator, 4-17-18
After over 60 years, ten miles of historically-accessible habitat is once again open to Sacramento River fall-run Chinook salmon and Central Valley steelhead in Clover Creek-- tributary of Cow Creek, east of Redding, CA-- thanks to the implementation of the Clover Creek/Millville Fisheries Restoration Project. Completed during summer 2016, the project constructed two reinforced concrete fish ladders, a screened diversion intake and a new inverted siphon to provide water to the Millville Ditch Company’s irrigators without entraining fish in their diversion ditch, and in-stream rock slope protection to address streambed erosion.
With funding from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Ecosystem Restoration Program and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Anadromous Fish Screen Program, the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District (WSRCD) successfully implemented the project in collaboration with CDFW, USFWS, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Millville Ditch Company, and the landowner.
Learn more about this project at California Salmon Snapshots.
Clover Creek Fish Ladder (upper) Completed Fall 2016
Clover Creek Fish Screen on Millville Ditch
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