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Project: Tuolumne River Bobcat Flat Salmonid Habitat Restoration-Duck Slough Side Channel Restoration for Off-Channel Rearing Habitat

Description: Phase 1 and majority of Phase 2 Bobcat Flat restoration has already been funded and completed by USFWS's Anadromous Fish Restoration Program, California Department of Water Resources, the City County of San Francisco, and the Tuolumne River Conservancy. This project which is the final part of Phase 2 is needed to restore the Duck Slough side channel to create an off-channel rearing habitat for salmonid and increase rearing habitat quantity and quality for Chinook salmon and steelhead.

Reference Number: 3600BP1596021

Implemented By: Tuolumne River Conservancy

Objective: Objectives are to rebuild a natural channel morphology in the Duck Slough side channel scaled to the current flow regime that will redistribute steep elevation drops to create a more natural pool-riffle morphology. This will provide winter rearing habitat for fry and juvenile salmonids, and eleminate salmonid stranding and predation problems associated with backwaters and sloughs and in floodplain "traps" accessed during moderate flows.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $410,156.87

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 12/31/2018    Actual Completion: 10/23/2018

Associated Counties: Tuolumne

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration7/6/2016$410,156.87

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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