Clear Creek Restoration VII

Restoration Stories

After Saeltzer Dam was removed from Clear Creek, a berm of cleaned spawning gravel was constructed downstream from the dam site to retain additional sediment. Armored with large rocks, it did not wash out as predicted with winter storms. This created a new barrier to spring-run salmon expected to migrate upstream in late winter. Under the direction of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the California Department of Water Resources quickly removed the armoring and disburse the berm in 2001. Learn More © California Department of Water Resources