Construction began on a unique side channel restoration project on Washington’s Methow River with the Yakima Nation Fisheries’ Upper Columbia Habitat Restoration Project. The focus of the $2.6 million “1890s Side Channel Restoration Project” is to build a spring-fed infiltration gallery that benefits juvenile salmon during their peak stressful months: cold winter and hot summer. Curious about the name? It was the location of the main river channel in the Methow River in 1890. Check out this great article from the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife News Bulletin.
Project targets restoring habitat for juvenile salmonids in peak stress
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