Middle Fork Nooksack LWD Design
#12-NSEA-RCO1524 #12-NSEA-RCO1524
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/1/2012 End Date: 7/31/2014
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) and the Lummi Natural Resources (LNR) Department partnered to complete a preliminary design project for LWD placement within the the lower Middle Fork Nooksack River RM 0-RM 5.2 in Whatcom County. The project will also complete modeling, geomorphic evaluation and risk analysis of the design. The project will address limiting factors for early Chinook identified in the SRFB funded 2011 Middle Fork Nooksack Habitat Assessment. NSEA and LNR worked together to survey existing stable LWD accumulations in the lower 5.2 miles of the Middle Fork Nooksack. The hope was that these naturally occurring LWD accumulations could be used as a reference to develop engineered designs for future phased LWD placement within the project reach. However, it was determined that none of the identified existing LWD accumulations was considered stable enough to be used as an anologue. Following this determination, a conceptual design using fully engineered LWD structures was completed for the entire project reach and a preliminary design was completed for Phase I approx. RM 4-RM 5 which is considered the most productive reach for early chinook.
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GOAL
Complete preliminary design project fo LWD placement in the lower Middle Fork Nooksack
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FUNDING
Project Cost
$116,089
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $116,089
Expended Funds $116,089
Balance $0
FUNDING SOURCE
SRFB - Salmon Recovery Funding Board$116,089
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LOCATION
Congressional Districts:1
US WA WRIA:1 Nooksack
Legislative Districts:42
Puget Sound Process Units:Delta NKS
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Lower Middle Fork Nooksack River
Steelhead PCH:Medium
USGS Level 5 Hydro Regions:Middle 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
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Species of Concern
US WA Township:T38-0N R5-0E S11
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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