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Project: Elkhorn Slough Tidal Enhancement Project

Description: Prepare design, engineering, environmental analysis and permit application documents for restoration of tidal marsh and connected uplands in Elkhorn Slough, Monterey County. The Elkhorn Slough estuary, containing California’s second largest tract of salt marsh, is currently facing unprecedented rates of tidal wetland loss and degradation, with fifty percent of the tidal salt marsh lost in the past 70 years. This habitat loss is a result of diking and draining, increased tidal flooding which “drowns” the vegetation, and bank erosion which causes the marsh to collapse into the channel. Dramatic rates of tidal wetland loss and degradation in Elkhorn Slough will continue in the near future if no management actions are taken.

Reference Number: 37601201401

Implemented By: Elkhorn Slough Foundation

Objective: habitat restoration

Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $600,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 5/31/2016    Actual Completion: 9/11/2015

Associated Counties: Monterey

Located In Disadvantaged Community: No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 84, Monterey Bay and Watersheds Program8/12/2013$600,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Feasibility Studies -- Ecosystem Restoration  


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