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New Tidegate for Batt Slough

Publication number Date Published
13-10-005January 2013
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Author(s) Penhale, Bob
Description Ecology Coastal Protection Funding combined with funding from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to replace a critical tidegate structure on Batt Slough in the Snohomish River Valley. The new high-tech, low maintenance tidegate solves flooding problems as well as improves water quality and salmon passage. The tidegate drains over 8,000 acres of agricultural land in the Marchlands Flood Control District and opens salmon habitat consistent with the Snohomish River Chinook Recovery Plan. Bob Penhale worked with Marshlands Flood Control District, Snohomish Conservation District, and Glacier Peak Construction to make the project happen, and in 2011 and 2012 water quality has been visibly improved and fish are now using the slough.
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Keywords water quality success story, water, water quality, flood control
WEB PAGE Water Quality Success Stories: Successes and Lessons Learned
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 07 Snohomish