Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 9142005

    Culvert Replacement to Restore Fish Passage at BaldyCreek 15 on TFL 59
 
Project lead: Stephen Jones (Weyerhaeuser)
Author: Jones, Stephen
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Description:
The report ‘Fish Passage Culvert Inspections Vaseux, Inkaneep, and Penticton Creek Watersheds’, Snowy River Resources Ltd., 2001, identified this location as fish passable. However, when the data were retrofitted using the 2008 Fish Passage Protocol, the site scored 21 which indicates a full barrier. The existing culvert (photo 1) had been installed prior to 1992 and was not embedded. The culvert width (0.9m) relative to the channel width (1.6m) was too small, the culvert had a 1.9% slope and the culvert could convey less than 35% of Q100. A hydrologic assessment and new crossing design were completed in 2009 and the supply and installation of the structure occurred during November 2009. The assessments that contributed to the decision to restore fish passage at this crossing are:
1. ‘Fish Passage Culvert Inspections Vaseux, Inkaneep, and Penticton Creek watersheds’, Snowy River Resources Ltd., 2001, Score = n/a;
2. Retrofitted data in FIA Project 5037004, 2008/09, score = 21.

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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