The diversion at this creek had a structure that was no longer used and a fish screen that was costly and ineffective. The presence of endangered species made fish protection a key priority for the irrigation district.
The install of a modular Farmers Screen was successful in spite of close working quarters and in-water construction. A new fish-return system ensures the delivery of endangered species back to North Green Point Creek.
Jason Seals from ODFW (and coworker) performing fish salvage.
Setting foundation I-beams.
Attaching the steel floor plating to the I-beams.
Setting the exterior walls.
Placing the screen sections.
This is a complete mockup, prior to taking it to the field.
Prior to the development of the Modular Farmers Screens, a complete mockup had to be built in the shop.
Overview of completed screen.
View to the site showing new seeding.
Downstream overview of site showing new seeding in place.
View to the inner workings of the screen, water flowing over the weir wall.
Downstream view of the screen with water flowing.
Upstream view with water flowing over the weir wall.
Site overview, with the creek in the background.
Overview of the screen with patina of a few year's use visible.
Downstream view, screen material visible in the screen flume (right).