Carey’s Creek Fish Passage Restored

It’s August 11, 2020.  Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group staff are hip deep in Carey’s Creek, a cold and clear stream in Hamilton, Washington that connects Carey’s Lake to the great Skagit River.  Despite the dry and hot summer conditions, Carey’s Creek flows as strong and cold as ever, due to constant inputs of cold groundwater from the surrounding banks. Upstream and downstream of our staff, temporary 40ft-long nets span the channel to prevent fish from getting into the work area.  Excavators stand by ready to get to work in the stream. But first, we have to rescue the fish trapped between the nets so that in-water construction can begin

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