The Skarperud – Sietz Creek project replaced an undersized culvert which had a 6′ span, 4′ rise and a 1′ outfall drop making it a barrier to fish passage. It had a bankfull width of 12′. It was replaced with a 40′ x 16′ steel bridge. Sietz creek is a tributary to Cloquallum Creek at stream mile 7.5, a few miles northeast of Elma. This project opened approximately 1.3 miles of upstream habitat. Coho salmon and cutthroat trout would use the spawning and rearing components. Steelhead, and Chinook use Cloquallum Creek which means Seitz Creek will most likely provide juvenile rearing habitat for these species.


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February 25, 2020