In August 2009, Big Creek was redirected back into its original channel. Hampton was part of the Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery Team, who partnered with government agencies to formulate a plan to insure that sustainable and "catchable" numbers of non-hatchery bred (wild) salmon return to the Columbia River system.
This project opened about 13 miles of previously inaccessible spawning habitat to migrating Coho Salmon and Winter Steelhead. As you can see from the before and now pictures, the water is flowing and the waterway is once again accessible to migrating fish.
Hampton is proud to be a leader in initiating and supporting projects that ensure our salmon and steelhead habitat is being protected and enhanced.