Fish passage

Learn how we're reconnecting streams under state highways to improve fish passage around the state.

State highways cross streams and rivers in thousands of places in Washington state, which can impede fish migration. We have worked for nearly three decades to improve fish passage and reconnect streams to help keep our waterways healthy. WSDOT Fish Barrier Correction is a priority.

Learn more in the latest Fish Passage Annual Report (PDF 11.7MB) and our YouTube video on fish passage restoration.

Learn about fish passage barriers and why we fix them.

Learn about the federal court injunction for fish passage on this page and view photos & videos of our completed projects.

Find the sites in our 2030 fish passage delivery plan.

Find fish passage maps, get GIS data, and view our annual reports.

Learn how to participate in a habitat restoration partnership with us.

Learn how to get involved with fish passage projects. See what projects are scheduled for design or construction, look at applicable standards & guidance, and view training opportunities.

Slow down on ice and snow.

It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

Carry chains, practice installing them.

Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

Pack your winter car kit.

Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.