South Fork Instream Restoration- Todd Creek
#06-NIT-RCO2247 #06-NIT-RCO2247
Organization WRIA 1 Salmon Recovery Board (LE)
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 4/1/2007 End Date: 3/31/2009
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration Projects
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DESCRIPTION
This project constructed 6 bank log jams and 1 bar-apex log jam and stabilized one existing debris pile within a 0.15-mile-long reach of the lower South Fork Nooksack River around River Mile 3.8, just upstream from the mouth of Todd Creek.  The goal of the project was to address factors limiting South Fork Nooksack early chinook and other salmonids in the lower South Fork Nooksack River, specifically lack of deep pools with complex cover, low habitat diversity, and high water temperatures.   According to the Puget Sound TRT, at the time the project was proposed, the South Fork population had the highest risk of near-term extinction among the 22 populations that comprise the Puget Sound Chinook ESU, and its recovery is considered critical to recovery of the ESU as a whole. The highest near-term priority for WRIA 1 salmon recovery is to conserve the South Fork early chinook population by initiating a native stock-rebuilding program, and implementing projects that deliver the greatest and most immediate improvement in capacity and productivity downstream from the rebuilding program site (RM14.3). The project is expected to increase the frequency and depth of holding pools, availability of instream cover, and availability of temperature refugia by encouraging formation of complex pools in a zone of groundwater influence to the river. Life stages affected include upstream migration, holding, spawning, and rearing. The project occurs on land owned by the Nooksack Indian Tribe where wetland, tributary instream, floodplain and riparian restoration projects have recently been implemented.
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Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated Measure: Riparian-Land Cover: Total riparian miles streambank treated
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Miles Stream Treated for Channel Reconfiguration and Connectivity
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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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Goal: 0 Number  Actual: 7 Number
FUNDING
Project Cost
$526,290
Proposed Funds $0
Allocated Funds $526,290
Expended Funds $526,290
Balance $0
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LOCATION
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 S18
ESA Listed Salmon/Steelhead Status:Threatened
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Number of structures placed in channel 07 Number
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated 00.15 Miles
ACTIVITY TYPE - RIPARIAN HABITAT - WASHINGTON
Riparian land cover: Acres of planting 00.1 Acres
Riparian-Land Cover: Total riparian miles streambank treated 00.1 Miles
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