Crabtree Creek

65 CFS Custom

Quick Facts:

  • Location: Lacomb, Oregon
  • Basin: Santiam-Calapooie
  • Owner: Lacomb Irrigation District
  • Engineering Partners: Anderson Perry & Associates, Inc.
  • Partners: Steve Hoerauf Construction, ODFW, USFW, Fish America Foundation, NRCS, NMFS, Specialty Metal Fabrication
  • Funding: Lacomb Irrigation District, ODFW – FRIMA, NRCS, Fish America Foundation
  • Installation Date: November 1, 2007
  • This Farmers Screen project addresses the following issues:

The Crabtree Creek Farmers Screen, in operation 7 years after install.

The Crabtree Creek project began with the replacement of an old rotary drum screen and resulted in the installation of the Farmers Screen. Dealing with issues such as wide flow ranges, a large settling pond, endangered species, irrigation needs and hydroelectric demands, the project began with extensive collaborative planning with the Lacomb Irrigation District, NMFS, USFW, ODFW, DSL, and NRCS.

Construction began on July 2007 and was completed by October 2007 with the screen going live on November 1, 2007.

Site Challenges:
• Multiple endangered species present
• High organic debris flow
• Wide operating range
• Minimal elevation gradient

Crabtree Creek is an important spawning stream for salmon and steelhead. With the installation of the Farmers Screen, 13.5 miles of river is now open for safe fish passage and more than 1300 fish and other organisms were salvaged prior to the Farmers Screen installation.

The new Farmers Screen safely passes fish and debris back to Crabtree Creek while reducing the maintenance costs and optimizing hydroelectric revenue for the Lacomb Irrigation District.

This project was funded in part by the generous support of the Fish America Foundation, ODFW , and NRCS.