VIDEO: Tributary to California river flows with fish for first time in over a century

In early July of 2018, California Trout began work on a major project to restore fish passage to Woodman Creek, a major tributary of the Eel River, one of California’s most significant salmon and steelhead strongholds.

Blocked by over a mile of rusted steel rail, salmon have not found their way into this watershed for over a century.

The project has now been completed, with 14 miles of prime spawning and rearing habitat reconnected. Woodman Creek flows once again. Adult salmon and steelhead should have no trouble swimming up this channel and high into the Woodman Creek watershed.

Watch 3-minute video about the stream restoration.

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