NF Nooksack Farmhouse Reach Feasibility and Design
#09-NIT-RCO1680 #09-NIT-RCO1680
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/10/2009 End Date: 10/15/2014
Priority 1
Category Category: Non-Capital Projects
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The North Fork/Middle Fork early Chinook population is considered essential for ESU recovery, but population productivity is substantially less than that needed to sustain and recover the population. A recent assessment and restoration planning report identified limiting habitat factors and causes of habitat degradation and recommended specific restoration strategies by reach. The Farmhouse reach of the North Fork Nooksack River (RM 46.4-49.4) is one of two project reaches among 14 reaches that scored highest in terms of restoration potential in the North Fork Nooksack River. This project advanced the design of restoration throughout the Farmhouse Reach that will restore historic channel planform, habitat diversity, and habitat functions, including stable spawning and rearing habitats for NF/MF Nooksack early chinook. Specific tasks included: (1) feasibility study, including refinement of limiting factors and reach-specific objectives, identification and evaluation of various alternatives, landowner outreach, and selection and staging of the preferred alternative; (2) preliminary (30%) design and phasing for the reach-scale, six-phase preferred alternative, including hydraulic modeling, geomorphic assessment, and cost estimates; and (3) final design, permits, and flood risk assessment for Phase 1 of construction. The final Phase 1 design is being constructed in the funded NF Farmhouse Restoration Phase 1 project (RCO-SRFB #13-1276).
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Project Cost
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $176,475
Expended Funds $0
Balance $176,475

Congressional Districts:1
US WA WRIA:1 Nooksack
Legislative Districts:42
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Anderson Creek
Puget Sound Process Units:Delta NKS
Steelhead PCH:High
USGS Level 5 Hydro Regions:Lower North 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:T39-0N R5-0E S02
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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