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Upper Shavers Fork Aquatic Passage Project, West Virginia

This project seeks to restore habitat linkages between two spawning tributaries and the mainstem of Upper Shaver's Fork between Cheat Bridge and Spruce, West Virginia. Poor tributary-mainstem connections continue to threaten the sustainability and expansion of brook trout populations in genetically isolated tributaries as well as those in the mainstem of Upper Shaver's Fork. To address these problems, two blocking railroad culverts will be replaced with passage-friendly culverts to provide over 8 miles of passage for brook trout.

Photo of the Beaver Creek Culverts to be replaced.

Photo of the Beaver Creek Culverts to be replaced.

 

Photo of the Lamothe Creek Culverts to be removed.

Photo of the Lamothe Creek Culverts to be removed.

Photo of the train transporting the new culvert to the project site.

Train Transporting the new culvert to the lamothe site in April 2013.

 

2nd Photo of Train Transporting the new culvert to the lamothe site in April 2013.

2nd Photo of Train Transporting the new culvert to the lamothe site in April 2013.

 

Photo of Lamothe Run Below the New Culvert

Lamothe Run Below Culvert 

 

Photo of Oats Run Below Culvert

Oats Tun below Culvert

Geographic Isolation, Urbanization and Infrastructure
Rivers and Streams
Aquatics
Aquatic Resources

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