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Project: Martin Slough Enhancement Project

Description: This project will complete Phase 3 of the Martin Slough Enhancement Project. It includes excavation and restoration work on the main stem of Martin Slough from station 36+50 to the upstream end of the project at station 46+50 and Pond E. In addition, large wood structures will be installed in the channel, the pond, and on marsh plains to enhance instream habitat. Native vegetation will replace non-native vegetation.

Reference Number: 0540P01205

Implemented By: Redwood Community Action Agency

Objective: This project will enhance very important off-channel and backwater habitat for juvenile salmon that was historically destroyed by dikes and levees. The project restores tidal flows and aquatic, wetland and riparian habitat and associated functions lost to historical modifications. The project will reduce flooding in the project area. It will enlarge and enhance off-channel ponds to provide high flow refugia and rearing habitat for coho salmon, tidewater goby, steelhead, and chinook salmon. Martin Slough in a tributary to Swain Slough which is a tributary to Elk River, a significant tributary to Humboldt Bay. CDFW documented that Pond E has provided extremely important over-wintering habitat for juvenile coho.

Type: Restoration, Monitoring

Total Cost: $881,862.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Humboldt

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration1/9/2019$881,862.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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