2018 Canyon Creek Habitat Fish Passage Design Project

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project IDKARUK-2018-6
Recovery DomainsN CA - S Oregon
Start Date01/01/2020
End Date10/30/2020
Last Edited01/06/2022
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The Karuk Tribe worked with the Middle Klamath Watershed Council (MKWC) to incorporate the Canyon Creek fish passage site into a larger topographic data collection effort for the Seiad Creek watershed (Canyon Creek is a tributary of Seiad Creek). Work included coordination with existing mapping efforts in lower Seiad Creek. Mapping using LIDAR collected by aircraft was being planned for a project up stream of Canyon Creek near Panther Creek and therefore the Karuk Tribe worked with the MKWCs GIS mapping specialist to include lower Canyon Creek within the flight path as to capture the topographic data for the road crossing where the fish barrier is located. Work included coordination with adjacent landowners in lower Canyon Creek and establishment of bench marks at the fish barrier site. Data is now available to proceed with further project design work. This project only included a very small amount of funding and would not have been feasible without collaboration and coordination with other ongoing data collections efforts near by in Seiad Creek. The Karuk Tribe is seeking funding to continue with a design alternative analysis including a full spanning bridge to replace the current culvert causing the fish barrier in lower Canyon Creek.

Project Benefit    

The project benefit is topographic data is now available to be be used for engineering and design purposes for construction of a bridge to replace the existing culvert that is causing a fish barrier in lower Canyon Creek.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

Report Total:$5,000

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: 1
  • Start Date: 01/01/2020
  • End Date: 10/31/2020
Area Description
Seiad Creek Watershed- Seiad Creek Road Crossing at Canyon Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N CA - S Oregon
  • Latitude: 41.85932326757143
  • Longitude: -123.16423416137421


  • Klamath Mountains Province Steelhead DPS
  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 5,000.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 3.0
    •      . . B.0.b.2 Stream Miles Affected 1.50
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 5,000.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented