Deep, Goose, Eagle 2004 Fish Passage Assessment

Watershed:   Eagle Creek

Stream:   Bear Creek

Road:   SE Kleinsmith Rd

Latitude:   45.33626542

Longitude:   -122.2291767

Elevation:   1,130 feet

Ownership:   County

Fish Use:   Resident

Type:   Round metal culvert pipe (1)

Slope:   0.7%

Habitat Description

Channel habitat type:   High gradient, confined

Catchment acreage:   1,250

Avg. bankfull width:   10 feet

Distance from Clackamas R.:   9.6 miles

Upstream fish-bearing length:   2.9 miles

Comments:   This crossing (CMP, dia = 4′) is a complete barrier to passage on Bear Creek under Kleinsmith Road. Though it has a fairly long length and is undersized compared to the average bankfull channel width, the primary cause of blockage to passage is a boulder strengthened wood barrier at the inlet that creates a ponding feature for the neighbor’s landscaping. Removal of this barricade would facilitate fish passage, dropping this crossings priority ranking considerably.     

Prioritization and Cost Information

Degree of fish passage blockage:   Complete

Habitat priority:   31

Habitat and cost priority:   25

Fix solution:   Culvert Stream Simulation

Span:   4 ft

Rise:   ft

Length:   57 ft

Fill Height (ft):   4.1 ft

Utilities concerns:   Probably has UG utilities passing over

Traffic volume:   Moderate

Total Estimated Project Cost:   $68,000

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