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Project: Rush Ranch Lower Spring Branch Creek and Suisun Hill Hollow Tidal Connections Project

Description: The Project will restore tidal flow from Suisun Marsh to two braided creeks which have headwaters in the Potrero Hills. The Project will remove berm and berm barriers along waterways in order to reinitiate the exchange of flows, sediment, nutrients, and wildlife. Non-native species will be removed and native plants will be established within the tidal and seasonal wetlands and the uplands to wetland transition zones. The Suisun Hill Hollow portion of the project will also involve fencing of the creek to exclude cattle and the installation of off-channel water sources for livestock. Grazing infrastructure improvments will allow cattle to perform the vegetation management function historically provided by native ungulates.

Reference Number: 3600BP1596027

Implemented By: Solano Land Trust

Objective: Project objectives are to develop final design and acquire necessary permits, increase hydrologic and hydraulic connectivity between upland, fluvial, and esturine habitat, reconnect the creek to its floodplain and facilitate the establishment of natural fluvial processes, restore natural form and function to the creeks and esturine systems and enhance habitat for special-status species that currently use the site or have potential to use the site.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $836,590.39

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 4/30/2020    Actual Completion: 4/20/2020

Associated Counties: Multiple

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $836,590.39
Prop. 1, Water Quality, Ecosystem Restoration and Fish Protection Facilities - Delta4/20/2020$836,590.39


Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Shallow Water/ Marsh/ Wetland Habitat20acres restored/assessed/managed

Water Action Plan Target

    
Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Achieve the Co-Equal Goals for the DeltaAction Description
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description
Expand Water Storage Capacity and Improve Groundwater ManagementAction Description
Increase Flood ProtectionAction Description

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