The Nestucca River flows directly to the Pacific Ocean with some of the most productive salmon and steelhead runs in Oregon on the mainstem and tributaries like George Creek. The Nestucca, Neskowin & Sand Lake Watersheds Council identified multiple fish passage barriers throughout the watershed and worked with River Design Group (RDG) to help plan for removal and replacement with fish friendly crossing and structures. These projects help support the Salmon Superhighway partnership with multiple partners involved with the process including US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
RDG performed field work and data collection at multiple culvert sites to evaluate hydraulic characteristics and fish passage at multiple culverts. RDG analyzed and designed multiple culverts and bridges that have been installed to provide fish passage. Our staff has developed design and drawing packages, bid documents, assisted with permit applications, and provided construction oversight to ensure proper construction of the design intent.