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Oats Run, Upper Shavers Fork, Aquatic Passage Project in Pocahontas County, WV

This project will restore habitat linkages between a brook trout spawning tributary in Oats Run and the mainstem of the Upper Shaver's Fork at Spruce West Virginia. One passage barrier will be removed and replaced with passage friendly culverts and natural stream design techniques will be utilized above and below the new structure to ensure fish passage. The project will provide 4 miles of passage for brook trout.

Photo of the fish passage barrier to be replaced on Oats Run in the Upper Shavers Fork in West Virginia.

Photo of the fish passage barrier to be replaced on Oats Run in the Upper Shavers Fork in West Virginia.


An original Shay #5 engine once used to haul timber from the now abandoned West Virginia town of Spruce transports culverts to a fish passage project on Oats Run in Pocahontas County, WV. Cass Scenic Railroad is a partner in the restoration project on Shavers Fork.

An original Shay #5 engine once used to haul timber from the now abandoned West Virginia town of Spruce transports culverts to a fish passage project on Oats Run in Pocahontas County, WV. Cass Scenic Railroad is a partner in the restoration project on Shavers Fork.

Geographic Isolation, Water Quality
Rivers and Streams
Aquatics
Aquatic Resources
Fish

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