The Jefferson County Department of Public Works used a grant to remove a fish passage barrier in Salmon Creek.

The department removed a large steel pipe that carries the creek under West Uncas Road. It also built an 80-foot-long bridge over the creek.

The pipe and riprap prevented summer chum salmon from reaching three-quarter mile of prime spawning habitat.

Removing the pipe doubled the available spawning habitat for summer chum salmon, which are a species listed as threatened with extinction under the federal Endangered Species Act.

See project details.