Woods Creek Fish Passage
Woods Creek Fish Passage project was completed in 2006-07 in partnership with three landowners. Each of these culverts were
located on tributaries that were identified as important for spawning and/or cold water refuge for cutthroat trout. Seven undersized or perched pipes were replaced with culverts designed to handle at least 50-year flood flows. A large wood placement was later installed downstream of one of the County road culverts to backwater the new pipe at all flows. The project opened access to more than two miles of spawning and rearing habitat for cutthroat trout within tributaries of Woods Creek.
Support for this project was provided by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Benton County Public Works, Thompson Timber, and Starker Forests Inc.