Trout Stream Improvement

South Leigh Creek Diversion

South Leigh Creek Diversion
Project Recipient
Friends of the Teton River
Project Federal Funding (FWS)
Project Matching Funds
Project JHOF Funding
Project Total Funding

Friends of the Teton River will retrofit the Hog Canal irrigation structure with fish screens to prevent fish entrainment, thereby increasing Yellowstone cutthroat trout populations in the upper Teton River watershed. Native Yellowstone cutthroat trout (YCT) have declined by 95% in the past few years due to habitat loss and entrainment. The existing diversion structure on Hog Canal will be retrofitted with a new solar powered vertical belt fish screens, a fish by-pass pipe, new trash racks, and new headgates. The project will increase flows in South Leigh Creek by replacing headgates that leave several cubic feet per second of valuable water when they are supposed to be closed.

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