FlyWater’s assessment capabilities provide investigation, analysis, and evaluation of riverine habitats and resources. Our assessment of existing conditions help clients understand the value and potential of their conservation or recreation resources. 

  • Aquatic Habitat Assessment
  • Fish Passage
  • Flow Alteration/Low Flow Analysis
  • Fish Entrainment and Mitigation
  • Fish Screening
  • Remote, Rurual and Urban Fishery Use Evaluation
  • Fishery and Aquatic Insect Sampling


Every great project begins with exceptional planning.  For watershed conservation and fishery improvement projects, FlyWater employs the “measure twice, cut once” philosophy. We provide thorough planning and coordination to accurately estimate project costs and reduce project risk, uncertainty, and schedule delays.

  • Coordination and Development of Project Goals, Expectations, and Critical Success Factors
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Conceptual Planning for Site Design
  • Recreational Use Planning
  • Watershed and Property Master Planning
  • GIS Mapping
  • Grant and Funding Identification and Acquisition


FlyWater’s innovative and creative designs coupled with its extensive river construction experience provide practical and effective solutions for the restoration, reclamation, and improvement of river systems. We have a reputation for completing projects on time and within budget, and the designs we produce create exceptional projects.

  • Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Improvement
  • River Restoration
  • Downstream Fish Passage
  • Upstream Fish Passage
  • Fish Screening
  • Water Diversion Infrastructure
  • Bank and Channel Stabilization
  • Riparian Floodplains 
  • Angler/Experience Improvement Strategies
  • American Disability Act Fishing Access Techniques

Regulatory Compliance

Whether in the aquatic or riparian floodplain environment, well planned and implemented regulatory compliance is critical to your successful enhancement, restoration, or mitigation project. FlyWater’s experienced team of professionals are respected by the Federal, State, and local agencies that administer the permits for river, lake, wetland, and riparian floodplain projects. Knowing what is required and providing what is necessary, FlyWater manages your regulatory compliance needs; reducing liability and project risk.

  • Agency Coordination
  • Owner Representation
  • Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Permitting
  • Floodplain Permitting


FlyWater's staff is comprised of highly experienced riverine operators who focus exclusively on building river projects. Whether constructing our own plans or those drafted by others, we are excited about the work we do and seeing projects built to design. 

  • River Restoration
  • Fishery Improvements
  • Flood Recovery
  • Fish Passage and Barrier Structures
  • Benthic Grading
  • Geomorphic Reconfigurations
  • Bank Stabilization
  • Water Diversions
  • Water Resource Infrastructure