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Project: McKee Creek Bedrock and Inset Floodplain Stream Flow Enhancement

Description: An implementation grant to Sanctuary Forest Incorporated (SFI) for a cooperative project with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore geomorphic, hydrologic, and ecological processes in a 2,100 ft. reach of McKee Creek that will address the key constraints of low-to-no dry season streamflow, channel incision, disconnected floodplain, lack of off-channel habitat, and absence of instream wood. This will be accomplished by raising the streambed through a series of 18 instream structures planned at 13 sites in the reach including 8 pool habitat and scour structures, 4 log weir structures, 3 boulder weir structures and 3 unanchored structures. These structures will mimic the natural accumulation of large wood jams and will be strategically placed to cause the inundation of the floodplain and adjoining toe of the hillslope during winter streamflow conditions.

Reference Number: 36402017018

Implemented By: Sanctuary Forest, Inc.

Objective: To enhance stream flow

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $369,864.51

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 3/1/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Humboldt

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $369,864.51
Federal Contribution3/9/2017$33,891.00
Other State Funds3/9/2017$196,189.00
Private Contribution3/9/2017$4,070.00
Prop. 1, Stream Flow Enhancement3/9/2017$135,714.51


Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationFisheries  

Water Action Plan Target

    
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description

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