Guidelines for Salmonid Passage at Stream Crossings
California, design, salmon, salmonids, upstream, wildlife
This document provides guidelines for design of stream crossings to aid upstream and downstream passage of migrating salmonids. It is intended to facilitate the design of a new generation of stream crossings, and assist the recovery of threatened and endangered salmon species. These guidelines are offered by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Region (NMFS-SWR), as a result of its responsibility to prescribe fishways under the Endangered Species Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the Federal Power Act, and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act. These guidelines apply to all public and private roads, trails, and railroads within the range of anadromous salmonids in California.