Butte Creek Restoration VI

Restoration Stories

Fish ladder and screens on Durham Mutual Diversion photo by USFWSDurham Mutual Diversion on Butte Creek © USFWS

A fish ladder and fish screen were installed at Durham Mutual Diversion to improve fish passage onButte Creek near Chico in 1998. Dedicated water for instream use was also acquired at the DurhamMutual Diversion to benefit spring-run Chinook and steelhead migration and rearing from the diversion to the confluence with the Sacramento River. Many partners were involved, including the DurhamMutual Water Company, The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, Resources Renewal Institute, state and federal agencies. © USFWS