Agency Creek Dam Removal and Stream Restoration Project

2000

The Agency Creek Dam Removal and Stream Restoration Project was developed to address the degraded habitat conditions within the upper 2,000 feet of Agency Creek. The overall ecological goals of the project were to restore and enhance the form function (physical, chemical and biological), and composition of the aquatic and riparian habitat within a portion of Agency Creek between State Route 62 and its confluence with Crooked Creek. The degraded conditions in the portion of Agency Creek treated during this project included the presence of an abandoned earthen dam which served as a fish barrier, accumulation of fine sediments within the reservoir created behind the dam which, under high flows, impacted lower reaches of Agency and Crooked Creeks, and the historic loss of riparian habitat and cover in portions of Agency Creek.