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Project: Restoring Ecosystem Function in the Upper Salt River Watershed

Description: The Project will restore 2.5 miles of the Salt River channel and associated riparian floodplain. One hundred instream wood structures will be installed to enhance fish habitat and function as hydrologic elements. An alternative analysis will also be performed to assess implementation options on the last remaining tributary to be connected to Williams Creek.

Reference Number: 3600BP1896047

Implemented By: Humboldt County Resource Conservation District

Objective: Specific objectives of this Project are to: • Restore fish passage from the Salt River to Williams Creek to allow for 6.9 miles of fish passage to historic freshwater fish habitat of upstream habitat through the excavation of 9,000 ft of Salt River up to and 1,250 linear ft beyond Williams Creek confluence. • Restore and enhance the main stem Salt River channel corridor for recruiting and migrating fish, including replanting of 6.5 acres of native vegetation and installation of up to 100 LWD structures, both leading to increased water quality and salmonid utilization. • Increase hydrologic channel capacity in the Salt River including excavation of 90,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Salt River channel and floodplain to allow the Salt River to convey up to a 1.5 year rain event.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $1,131,333.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 4/30/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration4/1/2019$1,131,333.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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