Work begins on Issaquah Creek dam replacement

June 11, 2013

Work is progressing at last on the replacement of the upper intake dam of Issaquah Creek.

Contractors began staging May 1, according to a news release from Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

Photos by Tom Vaughn Above left, a portion of Issaquah Creek has been rerouted to accommodate installation of a water bypass pipe. Now, no water comes over the dam (above).

Photos by Tom Vaughn
Above left, a portion of Issaquah Creek has been rerouted to accommodate installation of a water bypass pipe. Now, no water comes over the dam (above).

Workers have created an access road to the site and are in the process of laying a bypass pipe so Issaquah Creek water can be diverted around the work area. All creek water was shut off to the hatchery from the upper intake May 15.

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