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Project: Salt Creek Floodplain Restoration Planning

Description: The Watershed Research and Training Center (WRTC) is planning to restore the portion of Salt Creek near the confluence with Hayfork Creek. In general, the restoration will include lowering of the floodplain and removing a manmade levy, allowing the stream to spread out across the floodplain thus slowing the velocity of discharge during high flow events, reduce flooding locally, and reduce down cutting. The design will also include instream structures (i.e. wood) to retain sediment and rebuild the stream bed elevation, increase sorting of sediments with associated increases in salmonid spawning gravels, creation of pools for cool water refugia, and native riparian and upland flora. Other facets of the project will include stormwater catchment, flood abatement, and off channel pond habitat. We propose to develop a plan to nearly 100% design including submission of applications for permits.

Reference Number: 36402020020

Implemented By: Watershed Research and Training Center


Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $308,350.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 4/30/2024    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Trinity

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution4/6/2020$42,063.00
Private Contribution4/6/2020$30,000.00
Prop. 1, Stream Flow Enhancement4/6/2020$236,287.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description


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