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Fish Screens for Irrigation & Hydropower

An expanding population, persistent droughts, declining fish populations and aging agricultural irrigation infrastructure are stressing our water resources. Creating efficiencies is no longer just a pipe dream, it’s a societal mandate. FCA is committed to seeing that happen, all over the American west, starting with Oregon. The heart and soul of our effort is the certainty that there are wins for all sides: agriculture, the environment, rural communities and the greater good.

Low Head Loss

Only 1 foot drop in elevation needed to operate.

Any flow rate

We can screen from 1 cfs to 250 cfs or more.

Low O&M Costs

No power needed and minimal cleaning required.

No Moving Parts

Fouling and jamming are eliminated.

Fish Stay Safe

Verified by 8 independent studies.


Meets National Marine Fisheries Service criteria.

How It Works

The Farmers Screen™ is a horizontal, passive fish screen design that uses hydraulics to manage debris and protect fish. It has no moving parts and does not require power to operate. The Farmers Screen is a patented technology licensed solely to FCA.

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Featured Project

Whychus Creek

Sisters, OR

160 CFS Dual Custom Design

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river miles opened
dollars saved by farmers annually
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