Anderson Creek Dam Removals
Project Announcement (August 14, 2023)
Project design efforts have progressed to the 60% complete level. The 60% design documents are currently under review. Next steps are to complete and submit project permit applications and advance the documents to 90% complete, which should be done by early October 2023.
The City of Bremerton constructed two concrete and earthen dam structures on the east and west forks of Anderson Creek for a surface drinking water supply in the 1920’s. The structures were abandoned in the 1960’s and are both listed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) as being complete (100%) fish passage barriers.
WSDOT recently completed replacement of the existing culverts on Anderson Creek at SR-16 and Anderson Hill Road. This project builds on this work as removal of both dams and restoration of Anderson Creek will provide over 3 miles of habitat for multiple salmonid species, including ESA listed Puget Sound steelhead.
- Preliminary Engineering Report completed – August 2017
- Design start – February 2023
- Permitting submittals – Fall 2023
- Design complete – Spring 2024
- Construction start – Summer 2024
- Construction complete – Winter 2025
The project will be completed using a low interest PWB loan and be repaid over 20 years from the Water Utility.
PWTF Total loan amount is $2,000,000.