Marsh Creek Fish Passage Restoration

In 2010, an American Rivers-led partnership built a  fish ladder on Marsh Creek to enable Chinook salmon to pass a 6-foot high dam and access 7 miles of upstream spawning habitat.  Marsh Creek is the first tributary encountered by salmon returning from the ocean through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, thus Salmon spawned in Marsh Creek will enter the Delta in a prime location: adjacent to Dutch Slough, one of the largest habitat restoration projects in the Delta and downstream from most Delta diversions and other mortality sources.

This project was funded by the California Coastal Conservancy, the California Department of Water Resources, the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and a partnership between the NOAA Community-based Restoration Program and American Rivers, among others.