Ft Columbia Tidal Reconnection
Location: Fort Columbia State Park, Chinook WA
Objective: Reconnect 96 acre wetland to full tidal influence through the installation of a new 12 feet by 12 feet culvert through Hwy 101.
Bonneville Power Administration
Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board
RCO’s Salmon Recovery Funding Board
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Restoration Planning & Implementation
Location of Project
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.