Cow Creek Restoration II

Restoration Stories

Bella Vista

The abandoned Bella Vista Pipeline is a concrete structure that spans the width of the channel. It was constructed as a means to convey Bella Vista Water District’s water across North Cow Creek beneath the creek but became an exposed fish passage barrier over time. Water conveyance across the creek was relocated to a pipe on the nearby Swede Creek Road Bridge when it was widened in 2013, thus eliminating the need for the structure. Upon completion of these projects, fish passage will be opened upstream for over 6 miles. For now, Western Shasta has planning funds from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Learn More © Western Shasta RCD