Fishway Design Guidelines for Pacific Salmon (working paper)
anadromous fish, culverts, design, fish ladder, fish passage, fishway design, salmon, upstream, weir, steelhead, hydraulics, hydrology
None supplied. Summary: This paper describes practical guidelines for the design of fish passage facilities for upstream migrating anadromous fish. Though the standards listed most specifically apply to Pacific salmon and steelhead, the considerations certainly apply to many anadromous and resident species. The design standards I suggest here are a result of formal studies and practical experience. The practical experience includes failures; learning experiences that define the limits. This paper does not intend to be a treatise on hydraulics, hydrology, or biology. This ia a working paper.