Fish passage and dams
Presently Dr. Newbury is involved with research and design for the Okanagan River re-meandering and fish passage project with the Okanagan First Nations and the Sakinaw sockeye passage restoration project with the Sechelt Indian Band. Pool and riffle and fish ladder designs using natural steam characteristics have been built around and through dams in several countries.
A variety of Canadian restoration projects include: Dickson Brook restoration Fundy National Park, Twin Creeks diversion and habitat restoration BC, Campbell River gravel recruitment program BC, SW Miramichi River holding pool restoration NB, Rafting Ground Brook Restigouche River stabilization NB, and the DFO Oulette Creek hatchery, pool and riffle restoration project BC.
An earlier study “Bringing Back the Don” has developed into a community-based watershed restoration program in southern Ontario. A manual “Stream Analysis and Fish Habitat Design” based on the original proof of concept projects has been translated and used in several national manuals.
The original manuals on fish passage and fish habitat design may be downloaded from Newbury Hydraulics