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Project: Elk River Estuary and Tidal Wetlands Enhancement Planning

Description: The project will plan for the enhancement and expansion of the Elk River estuary by ~220 acres, currently consisting of diked former inter-tidal and brackish water wetlands between the south bank of Elk River and Humboldt Bay south of King Salmon. The salt marsh plains on the south bank of the Elk River will also function as “living shorelines” to protect Highway 101 and the Northwest Pacific railroad from wind induced erosion.

Reference Number: 37601503301

Implemented By: City of Eureka

Objective: wetland restoration

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $350,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 1/25/2020    Actual Completion: 3/6/2019

Associated Counties: Humboldt

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration5/12/2016$350,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Shallow Water/ Marsh/ Wetland Habitat220acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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