Innovation allows for better fish travel around river flood infrastructure
Major recent and past events have shown how important flood protection is for safeguarding our homes, communities, and livelihoods. We must also ensure we have fish friendly waterways to safeguard the ability for fish to move freely throughout them.
Flood protection structures in waterways can close off sections of a river or stream, cause flows that are too strong for fish to swim against or present obstacles that are impossible to pass for many fish.
Our fish passage remediation project is making a start on altering structures in rivers – primarily culverts, weirs, and flap gates – to make them “fish friendly,” while maintaining their integrity for flood protection.