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Dams on the West Coast

NOAA Fisheries’ conserves, protects, and enhances populations of Pacific salmon and steelhead and their habitats that are affected by hydroelectric, water storage, and diversion dams, as well as other marine species in coastal areas affected by hydrokinetic projects.

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Aerial view of the Nisqually River Basin at sunset Tidal wetlands in the Nisqually River Basin, where restored habitat fosters growth of juvenile salmon and steelhead on their way to the ocean.