MF Porter Creek Reach Instream Restoration
#15-LNR-RCO1286 #15-LNR-RCO1286
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Active (Project Funded)
Schedule Start Date: 2/1/2016 End Date: 12/31/2017
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The Porter Reach Phase I In-stream Restoration Project is located between river miles 4.5 and 4.95 on the main stem of the Middle Fork Nooksack. The Lummi Nation will use this grant to construct 11 engineered log jams (ELJs) in the mainstem Middle Fork Nooksack River, consisting of three Type I ELJs (42x80x6'), two Type II ELJs (30x60x6'), and six Type III ELJs (34x75x4'). Endangered early spring Chinook salmon and bull trout will benefit from 11 primary pools; more pools may develop indirectly as increased roughness causes dynamic equilibrium. Scour pools provide thermal refugia (holding pools) from elevated Middle Fork water temperatures during summer spawning months in addition to pools for juvenile overwintering (rearing pools). In addition, juveniles will benefit from 1.23 miles of off channel rearing habitat by increasing connectivity with the floodplain and side channels. All features are focused on enhancement of endangered Spring Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) habitat by maximizing natural habitat-forming processes inherent in this reach of river.
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Miles stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity
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Miles off-channel stream created
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Acres channel/off-channel connected or added
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Instream pools created/added
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Miles stream treated for channel structure placement
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Acres streambed treated for channel structure placement
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Pools created through channel structure placement
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Number of structures placed in channel
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FUNDING
Project Cost
$1,022,771
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $1,022,771
Expended Funds $0
Balance $1,022,771
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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
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 S02
US WA Township:T38-0N R5-0E S14
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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