Two 3-Section, 5 CFS Modular Farmers Screens
- Location: Fish Haven, ID
- Basin: Bear River
- Partners: Trout Unlimited, McMillain Engineering, USFW, Idaho Fish and Game
- Installation Date: Spring of 2009
This Farmers Screen project addresses the following issues:
Link to the Fish Haven Reconnection project info on TU.org
Two modular Farmers Screens were installed on Fish Haven Creek in southeastern Idaho by Warren Colyer of Trout Unlimited and with engineering support from Dan Axness of McMillain Engineering out of Boise, ID.
As part of a broader effort to reconnect Fish Haven Creek for Bonneville Cutthroat Trout migrating upstream from Bear Lake to spawn, Trout Unlimited (TU) and their project partners installed two three-section modular Farmers Screens on the creek in 2008.
Both of the screens have a maximum capacity of 7.5 CFS. Prior to the install, neither diversion had been screened. TU and their partners built rock-weirs at both diversions to raise the water surface levels and facilitate upstream fish passage for adfluvial Bonneville Cutthroat Trout. They also installed new head gates and piping which delivers water to the fish screens.
These Farmers Screen installations represent the first Farmers Screen installations completed without direct assistance and oversight from FCA staff. These projects are a great example of the simplicity of installing a modular Farmers Screen, and also of great project development which ensured that the sites were appropriate for the Farmers Screen technology.