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 8.8MB) 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 our fish biennial project delivery plans.

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.

We are hiring!

We have a range of positions open across the state - view all current job openings.

Improved access to 98.2 miles of upstream fish habitat

through 15 fish passage projects in 2021.

28% increase in the value of exports and imports 

from $90.2 billion in 2020 to $115.5 billion in 2021.