Taylor Ditch

The Taylor Ditch diversion (approximately 10 cfs) is located on the right bank of the Yakima River about 5 miles northeast of Selah, Washington. The fishscreen is located on the canal, downstream from the diversion dam. The Taylor fishscreen facility was completed in 1993.

The facility now consists of two rotary drum screens, each 2.5 feet in diameter and 8 feet long. The screens are constructed of perforated plate with 1/8-inch diameter holes on 5/32-inch staggered centers.

The bypass entrance channel is a full-depth, 12-inch wide rectangular channel that is 9.5 feet long. An adjustable weir gate at the end of this channel controls flows that then drop into a 3-foot wide by 8-foot long downwell. Bypass flows are then conveyed through a 10-inch diameter PVC pipe for 90 feet to the Yakima River.