SF Nooksack Downstream of Hutchinson Phase 1 and 2
#11-NIT-RCO1539 #11-NIT-RCO1539
 South Fork Nooksack (Mouth to Skookum Cr.) Restoration Instream Habitat Restoration SF Nooksack Downstream of Hutchinson Phase 1 and 2
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed (Project Funded)
Schedule Start Date: 6/25/2012 End Date: 3/27/2015
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
South Fork Nooksack early Chinook are considered essential for ESU recovery, but abundances are critically low and immediate action is necessary to ensure population persistence. This project constructed 19 engineered log jams in the South Fork Nooksack River, RM 9.65-10.25 (.6 miles). Nine log jams were constructed through the upper portion of the reach in 2012, and ten log jams were constructed along the left bank through the lower portion of the reach in 2014, along with removal of 120 feet of riprap along that bank. Log jams were designed to: (1) increase key habitat quantity (increase number and depth of pools for holding and rearing, number of pool tailouts for spawning); (2) Increase habitat diversity (i.e. increase quantity of complex wood cover in low-flow channel, increase habitat unit diversity); (3) increase channel length; and (4) increase floodplain connectivity. When first proposed for funding in 2011, the project reach ranked 9th of 25 South Fork project areas; projects in 5 of the 8 higher ranking reaches had been complete or were in progress. The reach also presented a unique opportunity to work in a relatively unconfined reach in the Lower South Fork where the channel can more naturally respond to log jams.
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GOAL
Increase key habitat quantity; increase habitat diversity; increase channel length; and increase floodplain connectivity
Goal: 0 each  Actual: 0 each Notes: new instream structures
GOAL
Increase key habitat quantity; increase habitat diversity; increase channel length; and increase floodplain connectivity
Goal: 0 each  Actual: 0 each Notes: Enhance existing natural instream structures
GOAL
Create pools through channel structure placement
Goal: 0 each  Actual: 0 each Notes: Pools created
FUNDING
Project Cost
$580,445
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $580,445
Expended Funds $580,445
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:T37-0N R5-0E S08
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Number of structures placed in channel
100%
19 Actual
19 Planned
Number
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
100%
0.6 Actual
0.6 Planned
Miles
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