Phase 1 of the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project, restored 330 acres of tidal marsh, 40 acres of upland, and 70 acres of prime agricultural land at Riverside Ranch. It also reexcavated 2.5 miles of historic tidal slough. Phase 2A continued the channel and associated riparian restoration upstream another mile.
Phase 2B-2015 of the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project continues the restoration work upstream of the 2A project toward Francis Creek.
Specifically, Phase 2B of the project includes the following elements:
1) 2,000 linear feet of full channel and floodplain; 2) Improve drainage around Port Kenyon Road and rto protect Port Kenyon road and Ferndale’s wastewater treatment facility; 3) Installing a rock grade control structure at the upstream extent of the project footprint;4) A concrete arch span on Francis Creek at Port Kenyon Road to improve fish passage; 5) Constructing pilot channels to convey Francis Creek water and sediment to a low area located within the NRCS floodplain easement (Lake Vevoda); 6) Constructing pilot channels to convey clean water from formerly flooded fields to the newly-constructed Salt River channel.
Humboldt County Resource Conservation District
Complete and Fully Paid