SF (Nuxw7íyem) Nesset Phase 2-3 Final Design
#14-NIT-RCO1658 #14-NIT-RCO1658
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Active
Schedule Start Date: 2/27/2015 End Date: 6/30/2017
Priority 1
Category Category: Non-Capital Projects
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DESCRIPTION
The Nooksack Tribe will finalize design for restoration of instream habitat in the South Fork Nooksack River, Nesset Reach (Phase 2 to 3 reach; RM 10.3-11.4), near Acme, Whatcom County.  The goal is to address South Fork Nooksack chinook limiting factors of lack of key habitat, low habitat diversity, and high water temperatures.  Preliminary design is for 23 ELJ's designed to form pools, create temperature refuges, remove channel constraints, and reconnect the floodplain.  Specific deliverables include: (1) Final design report and drawings, with design review comments; (2) Permits; and (3) Cultural resources compliance.  Restoration will also benefit ESA-listed steelhead and bull trout; coho, chum, riverine sockeye, and pink salmon; and cutthroat trout. South Fork Nooksack early chinook are essential for ESU recovery, but abundances are critically low.  The adjacent favorable landownership through the reach presents a unique opportunity to restore habitat and reconnect floodplains in a relatively unconfined reach of the lower South Fork.  The reach is also expected to be heavily used by chinook returning to the Skookum hatchery (two miles upstream) as part of the South Fork Nooksack chinook population-rebuilding program.  Funding this design project will advance priority actions in a priority reach.
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Final design documents and permits
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Final Design
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FUNDING
Project Cost
$108,100
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $108,100
Expended Funds $0
Balance $108,100
FUNDING SOURCE
SRFB - Salmon Recovery Funding Board$108,100
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LOCATION
Congressional Districts:1
US WA WRIA:1 Nooksack
Puget Sound Process Units:Delta NKS
Steelhead PCH:High
USGS Level 6 Hydro Regions:Middle 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:T37-0N R5-0E S16
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
US WA Counties:Whatcom
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