Funding for this project will be used to restore and enhance rearing habitat for Southern Oregon Northern California (SONCC) Coho salmon and tidewater goby. The project also aims to restore estuarine function, improve fish passage, restore aquatic, wetland, and riparian habitat for other fish and wildlife, improve water quality, and reduce flooding.
California State Coastal Conservancy
Specific objectives of this Project are to:
1) Excavate approximately 1,500 cubic yards of sediment from channel, expanding the bottom channel width by an average of 13 feet and the channel depth by an average of 4 feet.
2) Excavate approximately 14,610 cubic yards of sediment from Ponds F, and G.
3) Install 2 root wad habitat structures and 6 log cover structures to channel and off-channel wetlands.
4) Install 6 log weirs at upstream end of restored slough channel.
5) Install 4 root wad deflectors and 5 log constrictors in channel and off-channel wetlands.
6) Plant native vegetation in 3.4 acres of riparian, and 0.53 acres of freshwater marsh.
7) Adjust tide gate to reintroduce muted tide following construction.
8) Distribute approximately 16,110 cubic yards of excavated sediments through one or more of the following methods: 1) haul to White Slough for beneficial reuse in tidal marsh restoration and sea level rise adaptation 2) haul to another suitable location, 3) utilize for fill on the Eureka Municipal Golf Course property.
Restoration, Infrastructure Improvement, Water Management
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):