New Culvert Gives Salmon Access to Historic Tidal Marsh

New Culvert Gives Salmon Access to Historic Tidal Marsh

Juvenile salmon gain access to more rearing habitat in the Columbia River thanks to the installation of an enormous culvert. The recently completed project reconnects a wetland with the tide waters of the Columbia River. The tidal wetland, noted on the maps of Lewis and Clark, was cut off from the river by a highway and railroad in the 1890s. The new culvert is located near Fort Columbia, east of Chinook, Washington and north of Astoria, Oregon. The video was produced and narrated by David Wilson.