Retrofitting (Slip Lining) Culverts and Fish Passage-Phase II

Many culverts are approaching or are past their original design lives. These 'baby boomer' culverts will need to be repaired, rehabilitated, or replaced. Because entire replacement is so expensive and intrusive, alternate measures to extend the culvert project life are growing increasingly popular. One such method is slip lining, where a 'sleeve' is installed within an existing culvert barrel and stabilized. Plastic pipe sleeves are very popular for slip lining, but the reduced friction within the barrel can create a barrier to fish due to increased water velocities. Hence, mitigation of the increased velocities should go hand-in-hand with slip lined projects where fish passage (present or future) is to be considered. There has been very limited experience in providing for fish passage through slip lined culverts. This is a two-Phase project. Phase I, which includes a synthesis study and fieldwork, will be completed by Rollin Hotchkiss at Brigham Young University. This statement provides details of Phase II (laboratory and field evaluation of fish passage structures for slip-lined culverts), to be completed by Blake Tullis at Utah State University.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Laboratory work was completed, however, an actual field application was not due to complex issues.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $85000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Utah Department of Transportation

    4501 South 2700 West
    Project Development
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380
  • Project Managers:

    Scovil, Russ

  • Performing Organizations:

    Utah State University, Logan

    Structural Materials Research and Testing Lab
    Logan, UT  United States  84332-4110
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tullis, Blake

  • Start Date: 20071101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130731
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28253

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01472110
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Utah Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 08-9119
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 13 2013 1:00AM