The Project will restore the function of the historic western channel alignment. As a result, surface water and groundwater connectivity in the Gulch will be improved, increasing the amount of perennial flow, and improving thermal refugia conditions at the mouth of the Gulch. The restored channel and improved road crossing will facilitate fish access into the Gulch from the river, reduce flooding and flood impacts to the high traffic public road, improve sediment transport, and provide seasonal and perennial fish habitat. Funding will be use to dreplace two undersized culverts that act as fish barrier with a bridge crossing that allows for 100-year storm events and restore 540 feet of Hotelling Gulch to a more natural stream, appropriate for the drainage area.
Salmon River Restoration Council
Replace two undersized culverts that act as fish barrier with a bridge crossing that allows for 100-year storm events. The removal of the fish barrier and improved road crossing will facilitate fish (and other aquatic organism) access into Hoteling Gulch from the river, reduce flooding and flood impacts to the public, and improve sediment transport.
2. Restore 540 feet of Hotelling Gulch to a more natural stream, appropriate for the drainage area. The restored channel will provide quality, high-flow refugia, tributary habitat and access to 1.4 miles of stream for SONCC coho salmon and steelhead trout.
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):