Critical Native Brook Trout Stream Restored

A 10-foot, partially submerged culvert has a continual stream flow down the center to allow native brook trout to swim unimpeded upstream. Two "outrigging" culverts are designed to handle high water events without washing out the stream bed.

“Beaver Creek is one of the primary spawning tributaries for brook trout for Upper Shavers Fork above Cheat Bridge,” said Steve Brown of the DNR. “There are several tributaries up there that are important, but Beaver Creek is probably the most important.”

Excavation crews removed a barrier which was blocking the fish from running up into the headwater to spawn.   The old culvert was replaced with new and larger tile creating a continuous flowing stream under the old railroad.

Read Chris Lawrence’s full article along with more project photo’s HERE

 

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