SF Nooksack (Nuxw7íyem) Nesset Reach Design
#12-NIT-RCO1511 #12-NIT-RCO1511
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed (Design and Permitting)
Schedule Start Date: 1/1/2013 End Date: 9/9/2015
Priority 1
Category Category: Non-Capital Projects
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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 will advance project implementation in the lower South Fork Nooksack, which is the highest priority geographic area for restoration for the South Fork chinook population, by developing designs for restoration of the South Fork Nessets Reach (RM 10.3-12). The Nooksack place name for the South Fork is Nuxw7íyem, which translates as "always clear water"; the Nesset's reach is located between Ts'éq (creek and fish camp at Acme) and Núxwaymaltxw (camp at the mouth of Skookum Creek). Specifically, the project will: (1) develop preliminary designs and conduct preliminary flood risk analysis for reach-scale restoration; and (2) develop construction-ready designs and prepare permits for the Phase 1 project. Log jams will be designed to: (1) Increase habitat unit diversity; (2) increase amount of complex cover in low-flow channel; (3) increase number and residual and maximum depth of primary pools; and (4) provide thermal refuge in pools. Feasibility of removing riprap in the lower sections of the reach and restoring downstream connectivity to Rothenbuhler Slough will also be evaluated.
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GOAL
Preliminary design and flood risk analysis for reach scale restoration.
Goal: 0 number  Actual: 1 number Notes: Preliminary reach-scale design and risk analysis
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Develop construction ready designs for Phase 1
Goal: 0 number  Actual: 1 number Notes: Construction ready Phase 1 Designs
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Project Cost
$107,101
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $107,101
Expended Funds $107,101
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:Middle 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 S16
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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