Larson's Bridge Reach Phase 2 Preliminary Design
#12-LNR-RCO1515 #12-LNR-RCO1515
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 3/14/2013 End Date: 1/14/2015
Priority 1
Category Category: Non-Capital Projects
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The Lummi Nation Natural Resources Department used this grant to provide a preliminary design for 29 logjams to restore habitat in the South Fork Nooksack River. The Larson's Reach Phase 2 in-stream restoration project is located between river miles 19.6 and 21.2 on the main stem of the South Fork Nooksack, including off channels, in Hamilton, Washington (Skagit County). The goal of the project is to restore salmonid spawning, rearing and holding habitat in order to recover self-sustaining salmonid runs to harvestable levels, by addressing limiting factors in the reach. To achieve this goal, implementing this project will improve connectivity with off channel habitat, increase available thermal refuge for salmonids during summer months, address incision in the reach, and increase key habitat quantity by creating pools associated with logjams as areas of refuge for salmonids. The risk of inaction to the South Fork Early Chinook population is great; the total population has been estimated to be as few as 19 fish. Ensuring that high quality, stable habitat is created as quickly as possible is critical to preserving the South Fork stock. The Larson's Reach Phase 2 In-stream Restoration Project is listed as a Tier 1a project (high importance and high opportunity) on the WRIA 1 3-year Project Plan List. Phase 1 of the project constructed 6 of 37 conceptual design ELJs. A recent effectiveness monitoring survey on South Fork Nooksack engineered logjam projects recommended the placement of additional structures within the Larson's Reach.
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Preliminary design project
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
Project Cost
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $81,382
Expended Funds $81,382
Balance $0

Congressional Districts:1
US WA WRIA:1 Nooksack
Legislative Districts:39
Puget Sound Process Units:Delta NKS
Steelhead PCH:High
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
US WA Counties:Skagit
USGS Level 5 Hydro Regions:South Fork Nooksack River
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Species of Concern
US WA Township:T36-0N R6-0E S18
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Upper South Fork Nooksack River
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