The Mill Creek flood control channel includes a two-mile long concrete-lined section. Fish passage in the concrete channel is poor for returning adult steelhead, bull trout, and chinook due to existing conditions of water depth and velocity. A passage study completed in 2010 described the passage problems, and is the basis for multiple projects that improve passage. Currently, about 22% of the channel length has been treated with fish passage improvements. This presentation will explain the nature of the passage problems, and provide an update on progress of projects.
Brian was raised in Napa, California, and completed a B.S. in Biological Sciences at Sacramento State University in 1997. During his years in Sacramento, he developed an interest in birds which lead him to study avian biology at Utah State University, where he completed his M.S. in 2000. Soon after, he moved to Walla Walla, and began working with the Tri-State Steelheaders in 2002. In 2004, he became project manager and has since completed several fish passage and habitat restoration projects. In his free time, his hobbies include a large vegetable garden, preserving the garden’s harvest, a stream restoration project on his property, and walks with his Siberian husky.
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