Habitat - Guidelines
Date Published: May 09, 2013
Number of Pages: 300
Contact Information: AHGrequests@dfw.wa.gov
This edition of the WATER CROSSING
DESIGN GUIDELINES (2003 edition titled DESIGN OF ROAD CULVERTS FOR FISH PASSAGE) has been completely revised and
covers the design of culverts with new chapters on bridge design, tidally
influenced crossings, temporary crossings, culvert abandonment, and project
development. These guidelines were written to help the crossing owner and
designer comply with Washington State law that protects fish life. This document
provides practical, real-world knowledge and techniques to improve the overall
success of water crossings.
Barnard, R. J., J. Johnson, P. Brooks, K. M. Bates, B. Heiner, J. P. Klavas, D.C. Ponder, P.D. Smith, and P. D. Powers (2013), Water Crossings Design Guidelines, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, Washington.
Draft documents are provided for informational purposes only. Drafts may contain factual inaccuracies and may not reflect current WDFW policy.