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.
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.
This screen has worked flawlessly….I’m very pleased with it. We’ve used a lot of fish hatchery screens over the last 35 years, and this one by far is the most productive and trouble free. Good job, FCA.
It was like night and day – actually quite a dramatic change with things being a lot less labor-intensive. During the first big rain storm after the install, I actually woke up a couple of times in the night because I thought our alarm system must have been broken.
A perfect ﬁt…FCA has done a wonderful job on this screen, and I can’t say enough good about the organization.
The Farmers Screen is a great product. FCA's expertise and experience were invaluable to the design phase, and provided a high level of confidence moving forward with a product that was new to us.