South Fork Hardscrabble Reach Restoration Phase 1
#11-NIT-RCO1566 #11-NIT-RCO1566
 South Fork Nooksack (Mouth to Skookum Cr.) Restoration Instream Habitat Restoration South Fork Hardscrabble Reach Restoration Phase 1
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed (Grant Application Submitted)
Schedule Start Date: 6/25/2012 End Date: 6/2/2015
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The South Fork Nooksack (SFN) early Chinook population is considered essential for ESU recovery, but abundances are critically low and immediate action is necessary to ensure population persistence. This project constructed two engineered log jam in the South Fork Nooksack River, Hardscrabble Reach, just downstream of the Hardscrabble Creek confluence (RM 5.1). The logjams are designed to encourage scour and provide complex cover in the low-flow wetted channel and are located in an area of cool-water influence, thereby addressing factors most limiting SFN early Chinook in the reach, including lack of deep holding pools with cover, low habitat diversity, and high water temperatures. The design phase of this project was funded in the 2009 grant round (09-1683). Past and current projects in the Acme-Confluence reach have placed or will place clusters of log jams at or around river miles 1.2, 3.8, 6.5; implementing this project (at ~RM 5.1) will reduce spacing to an average 1.4 miles between projects, thereby improving the extent and connectivity of important summer holding and rearing habitat in the lower South Fork, and thus survival and productivity of South Fork Nooksack early Chinook and other salmonids.
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GOAL
Construct ELJ to address limiting factors of lack of deep pools with cover, low habitat diversity, and high water temperatures in the Hardscrabble Reach.
Goal: 0 feet  Actual: 0 feet Notes: Feet of stream treated for channel structure placement.
GOAL
Encourage scour and provide complex cover in the low-flow wetted channel in an area of cool-water influence.
Goal: 0 each  Actual: 0 each Notes: Pools created through channel structure placement
GOAL
Encourage scour and provide complex cover in the low-flow wetted channel in an area of cool-water influence.
Goal: 0 each  Actual: 0 each Notes: Construct instream structure
FUNDING
Project Cost
$68,846
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $68,846
Expended Funds $68,846
Balance $0
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LOCATION
Congressional Districts:1
US WA WRIA:1 Nooksack
Legislative Districts:42
Puget Sound Process Units:Delta NKS
Steelhead PCH:High
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Lower South Fork Nooksack River
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Not Warranted
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead DPS/ESU:Odd Year Pink Salmon - Not Warranted
Bulltrout Management Unit:Puget Sound
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead DPS/ESU:Puget Sound Steelhead - Threatened
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead DPS/ESU:Puget Sound\Strait of Georgia Coho Salmo
PSP Action Areas:San Juan Islands
USGS Level 5 Hydro Regions:South Fork Nooksack River
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Species of Concern
US WA Township:T38-0N R5-0E S30
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Number of structures placed in channel
200%
2 Actual
1 Planned
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Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
100%
0.1 Actual
0.1 Planned
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