Gorst Creek Restoration
#CK Gorst 00-1111 #CK Gorst 00-1111
 Central Kitsap Projects Sinclair Inlet Gorst Creek Restoration
Organization West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery
Sponsor Bremerton Public Works
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 3/17/2000 End Date: 3/1/2002
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION
Bremerton Public Works used this funding to remove approximately 720 feet of Gorst Creek from a concrete-lined channel and restore the segment to a natural configuration. The concrete channel had been part of the original supply system and was in place for 60+ year. Before the project, the creek conditions included sparse shallow substrate, absence of pools, no LWD, and lack of natural vegetation. These conditions limited spawning and rearing, especially during high flow. The restoration included: 1) constructing approx. 1000 feet of naturally configured earthen channel; 2) placing substrate suitable for spawning medium; 3) constructing adjacent backwaters and wetlands; 4) placing natural log, root wad, and rock structures; 5) establishing native trees and shrubs within the riparian zone. The anticipated benefits of this project are: augmented and improved spawning areas; newly created rearing and resting areas; enhanced overall salmonid habitat and migration; and restored natural riparian conditions. Salmonids utilizing this system include fall native chum, mixed stock coho, winter wild steelhead, cutthroat, and hatchery fall Chinook (Grover Creek stock). Gorst Creek, on the Kitsap Peninsula southwest of Bremerton, in Kitsap County, WA, drains approximately 5,800 acres into Sinclair Inlet in south Puget Sound. The project site and half of the upper watershed are owned by the City of Bremerton Water Utility. The habitat upstream of the project site is in excellent condition, with most of the basin being forested. The project was supported by the Kitsap Public Utility District and the Suquamish Tribe.
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FUNDING
Proposed Cost $534,360
Requested Funds $0
Allocated Funds $534,650
Spent Funds $534,650
Balance $0
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LOCATION
Legislative District 2022:26
Sections:32
HUC12:Blackjack Creek-Frontal Port Orchard (171100190704)
City Areas:Bremerton
Chinook-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Puget Sound, Threatened
Chum-Pop (ESU):Chum-Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia, Not Warranted
Coho-Pop (ESU):Coho-Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia, Species of Concern
County:Kitsap
Puget Sound Action Areas:North Central Puget Sound
Pink-Pop (ESU):Pink-Odd Year, Not Warranted
Salmon Recovery Regions:Puget Sound
HUC8:Puget Sound (17110019)
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Puget Sound, East Kitsap Peninsula Tributaries, Threatened
Township:T24NR01E
Lead Entity Area:West Sound
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
100%
0.2 Actual
0.2 Planned
Miles
Acres Of Off-Channel/Floodplain Connected Or Added 00.5 Acres
Cubic Yards of spawning gravel placed 650 Cu Yards
Miles of Off-Channel Stream Created 00.01 Miles
Miles of Stream Treated with spawning gravel placement 00.2 Miles
Number of structures placed in channel 30 Number
ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
* Total Riparian Acres Treated 01.8 Acres
* Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated 00.2 Miles
Acres Planted in riparian 01.8 Acres