County project # 18020592 will replace two deteriorating Naylors Creek fish passage barrier steel pipe culverts with larger precast concrete culverts designed for fish passage and long term stream bed stability. One culvert is at West Valley Rd. M.P. 2.6 and the other at Gibbs Lake Road M.P. 1.8. The design and permitting cost of $250,000 and was assisted by a Fish Barrier Removal Board grant. Construction (scheduled in the summer of 2024) will be funded by a $1,913,000 FHWA grant through WSDOT.
Silver salmon and steelhead are the fish species that will receive the greatest benefit from replacement of these culverts.