CCNRD Nason Creek Upper White Pine Floodplain Restoration RM 13.3-13.8
#04-2009-14463 #04-2009-14463
 Wenatchee Sub-basin Nason Creek CCNRD Nason Creek Upper White Pine Floodplain Restoration RM 13.3-13.8
Organization Upper Columbia (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 9/2/2009 End Date: 12/31/2018
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
From RM 13.3 to RM 13.8, Nason Creek was re-located into an artificial channel in the late 1950's when the BNSF railroad was built. The creek flowed east between two constructed levees that protected the CPUD powerlines to the north and the BNSF railroad to the south. There was no spawning for spring Chinook or steelhead within the project area, despite spawning being present just upstream and downstream of the project area. The existing bed was incised due to channelization and Nason Creek was disconnected from the adjacent 30 acre floodplain wetland to the north. This project relocated Public Utility power lines out of the floodplain and removed ~0.5 mile of levee then re-located 0.5 miles of straightened mainstem into a reconstructed meander alignment and reconnected 27 acres of floodplain. The primary goal of the project was to improve and increase salmonid habitat in this important stretch of Nason Creek to increase the abundance and productivity of ESA-listed UCR spring Chinook salmon and UCR steelhead. This project addressed the #1 ecological concern identified in the RTT Upper Columbia Biological Strategy by enhancing peripheral and transitional habitats in the #1 priority area in the Wenatchee Basin (Nason Creek). This project will addressed the #2 ecological concern in Nason Creek by improving in-stream complexity through the addition of large wood (332 pieces).
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GOAL
The project objectives are to reconnect historic floodplain and off-channel habitats. The Upper Columbia Region Biological Strategy (UCRTT 2008) and the Recovery Plan (UCSRB 2007) have identified Nason Creek is as the top priority for habitat restoration in the Wenatchee subbasin. Nason Creek has a high potential to increase salmonid abundance and productivity, therefore, the restoration of ecosystem function through the reconnection of off-channel habitats and floodplain is a priority.
FUNDING
Project Cost
$3,027,517
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $3,027,517
Expended Funds $0
Balance $3,027,517
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LOCATION
Legislative Districts:12
Congressional Districts:8
US WA Counties:Chelan
Bulltrout Management Unit:Middle Columbia Basin
USGS Level 5 Hydro Regions:Nason/Tumwater
US WA Township:T26-0N R16-0E S04
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead DPS/ESU:Upper Columbia River Steelhead - Threate
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Upper Nason Creek
US WA WRIA:45 Wenatchee
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Acres Of Off-Channel/Floodplain Connected Or Added
100%
27 Actual
27 Planned
Acres
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
62%
0.5 Actual
0.8 Planned
Miles
Miles of Off-Channel Stream CreatedNot entered
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