Culvert Testing for Fish Passage at the Skookumchuck Test Bed

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) estimates that it has over 1,200 barrier culverts located throughout the state that will require repair or retrofit in the future. A "one of a kind" test bed for research to find effective culverts for fish passage was developed through a partnership with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Alaska, Oregon, California and FHWA. Research testing that began in the 03-05 biennium will continue with a focus on testing existing and new culvert retrofit designs that enable juvenile fish passage through culverts. This research compliments work conducted by the Battelle Memorial Institute and Washington State University. This research will help define cost effective retrofit designs for thousands of culverts that exist under highways and roads so that juvenile salmonids can survive their migration journeys.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Brooks, Rhonda

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
      201 More Hall, Box 352700
      Seattle, WA  USA  98195-2700
    • Principal Investigators:

      Devine, Alex

    • Start Date: 20050701
    • Actual Completion Date: 20070630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 11002

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460673
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Washington State Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: T2695-82
    • Files: RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:30PM