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.
Watershed Research and Training Center
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):