Powers Creek is a prime tributary of the Mad River located near Blue Lake, in Humboldt County CA. The Powers Creek Restoration Project, led by Mad River Alliance and local partners, and supported by a grant from the California Department of Water Resources, focuses on the lower 3,000 feel of Powers Creek. The project includes the excavation and removal of approximately 23,000 cubic yards of sediment, installation of boulders and logs to improve fish habitat and the riparian forest and wetland vegetation through a planting program within the newly created floodplain.
In 2016, the Blue Lake Rancheria received a Tribal Wildlife Grant from the US Fish & Wildlife Service to remove a fish passage barrier near the mouth of Powers Creek, a tributary to the Mad River that flows through the City of Blue Lake and the Blue Lake Rancheria. The barrier was an undersized bridge and unreasonable amount of concrete reinforcing the banks and bed of the channel, blocking fish passage just 500 ft. up from the Mad River.