This project will remove two undersized culverts on Dye Creek on the eastside of the Sacramento Valley in California. These culverts have filled and clogged with sediment over time. Eliminating barriers in this watershed and reconnecting habitats is critical for supporting juvenile Chinook salmon who rely on the Dye Creek. Other species that will benefit from access include California Central Valley steelhead and Pacific lamprey. This project will help to reduce flooding and erosion in the watershed and surrounding rural ranching and farming community.
Project Quick Facts:
CA, Tehama County
NFPP Project Funding
10 Stream Miles Reopened
Partner Project Lead
Resource Conservation District of Tehama County
The National Fish Passage Program: Leaders in Building Bridges and Fostering Connections
The National Fish Passage Program is a national leader connecting watersheds and people. The program has decades of experience implementing infrastructure projects with partners. Fish passage project proposals can be initiated by any individual, organization, government, or agency. However, proposals must be submitted and completed in cooperation with a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. (Please note thatprojects being used for federal or state compensatory mitigation or required by existing federal or state regulatory programs are not eligible for funding through the National Fish Passage Program.)
200 Million Dollar Investment in Rivers, Wildlife, and Communities
Clean free-flowing waterways are vital to wildlife, people, and ecosystems. But across the country, millions of barriers fragment rivers, block fish migration, and put communities at higher risk to flooding. The, signed in November 2021, included $200 million for restoring fish and wildlife passage by removing in-stream barriers and providing technical assistance under the National Fish Passage Program.