Gorst Creek Restoration
#00-1111 #00-1111
Organization West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery
Sponsor Bremerton Public Works
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 3/17/2000 End Date: 7/31/2002
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 SOURCES
FUNDING ENTRIES FROM GRANT PROJECT AGREEMENT
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
Requested02/06/2000Bremerton Public WorksMatch$166,500.00
Requested02/06/2000Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon State Projects$368,150.00
Allocated03/17/2000Bremerton Public WorksMatch$166,500.00
Allocated03/17/2000Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon State Projects$368,150.00
Spent07/31/2002Bremerton Public WorksMatch-$166,500.00
Spent07/31/2002Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon State Projects-$368,150.00
Grant Project Agreement Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
$534,360.00 $534,650.00 $534,650.00 $534,650.00 $0.00
OTHER FUNDING (Funding that is NOT in a grant project agreement)
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
Other Funding Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
Grand Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
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LOCATION
Chinook-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Puget Sound, Threatened
Chum-Pop (ESU):Chum-Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia, Not Warranted
City Areas:Bremerton
Coho-Pop (ESU):Coho-Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia, Species of Concern
County:Kitsap
HUC12:Blackjack Creek-Frontal Port Orchard (171100190704)
HUC8:Puget Sound (17110019)
Lead Entity Area:West Sound
Legislative District:26
Pink-Pop (ESU):Pink-Odd Year, Not Warranted
Puget Sound Action Areas:North Central Puget Sound
Salmon Recovery Regions:Puget Sound
Sections:32
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Puget Sound, East Kitsap Peninsula Tributaries, Threatened
Township:T24NR01E
Watershed Administrative Unit:S Sinclair Inlet
WRIA:Kitsap
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  APPLICATION FINAL 
RESTORATION METRICS
Miles of Stream and/or Shoreline Treated or Protected (C.0.b)
0.25mi0.20mi
Instream Habitat Project    
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated (C.4.b)
0.20mi0.20mi
 Channel reconfiguration and connectivity (C.4.c.1)    
Acres Of Channel/Off-Channel Connected Or Added (C.4.c.5)
0.50acres
Instream Pools Created/Added (C.4.c.6)
2.00
Miles of Off-Channel Stream Created or Connected (C.4.c.4)
0.01mi
Miles of Stream Treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity (C.4.c.3)
0.14mi
 Channel structure placement (C.4.d.1)    
Acres Of Streambed Treated for channel structure placement (C.4.d.4)
0.80acres
Miles of Stream Treated for channel structure placement (C.4.d.3)
0.20mi
Number of structures placed in channel (C.4.d.7)
30.00
Pools Created through channel structure placement (C.4.d.5)
2.00
Yards Of Average Stream-Width At Mid-Point Of Worksite (C.4.d.6)
 Spawning gravel placement (C.4.f.1)    
Cubic Yards of spawning gravel placed (C.4.f.3)
650.00cubic yds
Miles of Stream Treated with spawning gravel placement (C.4.f.2)
0.20mi
 Streambank stabilization (C.4.e.1)    
Miles of Streambank Stabilized (C.4.e.3)
0.00mi0.00mi
Riparian Habitat Project    
*Total Riparian Acres Treated (C.5.b.2)
1.80acres
*Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated (C.5.b.1)
0.20mi
 Planting (C.5.c.1)    
Acres Planted in riparian (C.5.c.3)
1.80acres