Fobes Reach Instream Project
#09-LNR-RCO1686 #09-LNR-RCO1686
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/10/2009 End Date: 7/25/2012
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The SRFB funded the feasibility analysis and 50% design in 2008. RCO Project #08-1924 provides details of the project goals. Generally, the Fobes Reach Instream Project seeks to build on the specific habitat restoration objectives and conceptual design developed for the project reach in the Upper South Fork Nooksack Habitat Assessment (Brown and Maudlin, 2007). The 1.5-mile Fobes project reach is the core spawning area for ESA-listed South Fork chinook and is also used by Threatened steelhead and bulltrout for migration and rearing, along with several other species of anadromous salmon. The project installed 14 engineered logjams on the bars adjacent to the channel with the goals of creating local scour pools and splitting flow. This will increase habitat diversity, key habitat quantity (pools), improve habitat in a thermal refuge area (Fobes Creek), and may improve groundwater-surface water interaction. Togther these are the main habitat limiting factors in the South Fork Nooksack. The project builds on the Larson's Bridge Historic-scale Logjam Project, completed in 2001 immediately upstream.
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GOAL
Miles Stream Treated for channel structure placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
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Pools created through channel structure placement
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
GOAL
Number of structures placed in channel Measure: Number of structures placed in channel
Goal: 0 Number  Actual: 28 Number
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Miles Streambank Stabilized Measure: Miles of Streambank Stabilized
Goal: 0 Miles  Actual: 1 Miles
GOAL
Total miles of instream habitat treated Measure: Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
Goal: 1 Miles  Actual: 1 Miles
FUNDING
Project Cost
$501,316
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $501,316
Expended Funds $501,316
Balance $0
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LOCATION
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 R5-0E S13
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Upper South Fork Nooksack River
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
113%
1.7 Actual
1.5 Planned
Miles
Miles of Streambank Stabilized 01.7 Miles
Number of structures placed in channel 28 Number
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION