Currier Creek Barrier Removal and Revegetation Project

Completed in 2010, this restoration project removed two fish passage barriers in the Currier/Reecer Creek tributary of the Yakima River. Funded by the Washington state Salmon Recovery Funding Board, the project improved access to 1.7 miles of rearing habitat for populations of mid-Columbia steelhead, as well as spring Chinook and coho salmon. Re-sloping and terracing of the banks helped to restore more natural processes to this section of the creeks. The two work sites were revegetated with native species of trees and shrubs to improve riparian habitat quality. Opening this type of fish access to river tributaries provides much needed habitat for recovering stocks of depleted salmonid populations.

For detailed information on this project, including site maps, project designs, and additional photos, go to: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=05-1573

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