Canyon Creek Barrier Removal
#10-WC-RCO1481 #10-WC-RCO1481
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 6/1/2010 End Date: 4/28/2014
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
DESCRIPTION
Assessments of the geomorphology and alluvial fan risk on lower Canyon Creek led to recommendations for acquisition of properties in high risk areas, standards for new construction, and partial removal and setback of an existing levee. These measures are intended, in part, to reverse ongoing impacts to salmon habitat. With a combination of state and federal flood hazard reduction (FEMA) and Salmon Recovery Funding Board funding, Whatcom County partnered with the Whatcom Land Trust to purchase repetitive flood loss and undeveloped properties in the high risk zone of the Canyon Creek alluvial fan. The acquisitions presented the opportunity to engage in the restoration design process. This project will build on progress to date by: 1) addressing floodplain constriction through additional levee shortening, setback and/or removal; 2) providing instream structure (Engineered Log Jams) to improve habitat complexity and diversity and riparian persistence; 3) ensure long-term anadromous fish passage at the manmade rivermile 0.2 bedrock cascade; and, 4) riparian plantings to speed recovery of riparian function at stable floodplain nodes.
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GOAL
Acres of Planting
Goal: 0   Actual: 0 
FUNDING
Project Cost
$2,171,362
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $2,171,362
Expended Funds $2,171,362
Balance $0
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FUNDING SOURCES
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LOCATION
Congressional Districts:1
US WA WRIA:1 Nooksack
Legislative Districts:42
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Canyon Creek
Puget Sound Process Units:Delta NKS
Steelhead PCH:Medium
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:T40-0N R6-0E S35
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
USGS Level 5 Hydro Regions:Upper North Fork Nooksack River
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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ACTIVITY-FISH PASSAGE IMPROVEMENT PCSRF
* Miles of Stream Made Accessible
100%
3.9 Actual
3.9 Planned
Miles
*Number of Blockages/Impediments/Barriers Impeding Passage 01 Number
ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Miles of Streambank Stabilized
100%
0.28 Actual
0.28 Planned
Miles
Number of structures placed in channel
73%
11 Actual
15 Planned
Number
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
100%
0.7 Actual
0.7 Planned
Miles
ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
* Total Riparian Acres Treated
100%
5.3 Actual
5.3 Planned
Acres
* Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated
100%
0.45 Actual
0.45 Planned
Miles
Acres Planted in riparian
100%
5.3 Actual
5.3 Planned
Acres
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