Fish Passage and Protection Services

Fish Passage and Protection Services 

During their life cycles, many species of fish migrate among different habitats. Salmon, herring, shad, striped bass, sturgeon and eel are common examples of migratory fish. Numerous state and federal agencies are pursuing a similar vision to protect and restore rivers for the benefit of migratory and resident fishes and other aquatic living resources. This vision has lead hydroelectric as well as non-powered dam owners to seek fish passage engineering and fish protection services to comply with regulatory requirements.

We have provided biological and engineering fish passage consulting services for more than 100 individual dam projects located throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our staff is widely respected for its conceptual and final design work for fish passage facilities and its biological assessments relating to fish passage and entrainment at hydropower facilities. Our integration of fisheries biologists, regulatory specialists, and engineers provides an exceptional capability for solving problems involving the mitigation of fisheries impacts and enhancement of fisheries resources. We have provided conceptual and final design for fish passage facilities including fish lifts, fish ladders, eel ladders, nature-like fishways, trapping and sorting facilities, and downstream passage systems. This experience has earned Kleinschmidt a reputation as one of the most respected fish passage study and design teams in the nation.

 
 

 

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