South Fork Nooksack at Sygitowicz ELJ Design
#09-NIT-RCO1684 #09-NIT-RCO1684
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/10/2009 End Date: 7/13/2011
Priority 1
Category Category: Non-Capital Projects
The South Fork Nooksack (SFN) early Chinook population is considered essential for ESU recovery, but abundances are critically low and immediate action is necessary to ensure population persistence. A recent reach assessment and restoration planning effort identified limiting factors and causes of habitat degradation and recommended specific restoration strategies and locations. This project advanced project implementation in a reach that scored 3rd highest among 18 reaches in the South Fork in terms of restoration potential; projects in the other two reaches are already underway. Specifically, this project: developed construction-ready designs, conducted flood risk analysis, and prepared permits for construction of engineered log jams in the South Fork Nooksack River, Sygitowicz Reach (~RM 4.0). Log jams will be designed to address the factors most limiting SFN early Chinook in the reach, including low habitat diversity, lack of deep holding pools with cover, and high water temperatures, by encouraging formation of deep, thermally-stratified pools in an area of groundwater discharge. The project will build upon and interact with a SRFB-funded log jam project constructed downstream from the reach in summer 2008.
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Construction-Ready Designs and Permits for South Fork Nooksack, Sygitowicz Reach (RM 4.0). Measure: Design
Goal: 1 Each  Actual: 1 Each
Project Cost
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $59,000
Expended Funds $59,000
Balance $0
Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration$59,000

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:T38-0N R5-0E S19
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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