A culvert that had been blocking fish passage for nearly 60 years was removed in 2008, and within a month, Chinook salmon were back spawning above and below the old barrier.
Cedar Creek drains into the Smith River, near the Oregon/California border, and is now home again to coho and Chinook salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout. Many thanks to the Smith River Alliance for funding this video project, and to California Department of Fish and Game for funding the culvert removal and bridge replacement. Thanks also to Zack Larson for helping with camera work, and bringing attention to this barrier.
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