Clear Creek Wetland and Floodplain Restoration
#13-1186 #13-1186
 Central Kitsap Projects Dyes Inlet Clear Creek Wetland and Floodplain Restoration
Organization West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery
Sponsor Kitsap County Public Works
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 1/1/2013 End Date: 3/2/2017
Priority 2
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION

This project, led by Kitsap County Public Works Stormwater Division, removes 1,500 feet of existing road, removes two culverts, creates 500 feet of new stream channel, and restores 30 acres of stream floodplain and riparian habitat along Clear Creek.

Clear Creek is a major stream system flowing into Dyes Inlet. It was historically a productive salmon stream prior to settlement and development in the area. The natural floodplain has been severely constrained by retail and commercial development, roads, road crossing culverts, and agriculture. These activities removed streamside vegetation, resulting in ditching of side streams, channelization of the main creek and erosion from uncontrolled stormwater flows. The creek intersection at the East and West Forks has been especially manipulated resulting in severly degraded stream function and habitat.

Although historical activities and urbanization of the watershed have harmed Clear Creek, there is still great potential to restore ecological function to the system. Protecting and restoring floodplains is one of the most important things we can do to recover salmon populations and reduce the risk of flooding downstream properties. This project builds upon completed stream system enhancements (Shadow Glen, Mountainview and Sunde Rd fish passage improvements) and the estuary enhancements including the Bucklin Hill Bridge Project.

Project Area: includes lower West Fork, lower East Fork, and upper mainstem

Design Engineer: Natural Systems Design

Construction: Seton Construction




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FUNDING
Proposed Cost $3,000,000
Requested Funds $0
Allocated Funds $3,000,000
Spent Funds $0
Balance $3,000,000
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LOCATION
Sections:09
Legislative District:23
HUC12:Barker Creek-Frontal Dyes Inlet (171100190706)
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
WRIA:Kitsap
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)
City Areas:Silverdale
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Puget Sound, East Kitsap Peninsula Tributaries, Threatened
Township:T25NR01E
Lead Entity Area:West Sound
Sections:16
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ACTIVITY-FISH PASSAGE IMPROVEMENT PCSRF
*Number of Blockages/Impediments/Barriers Impeding Passage 02 Number
Number of bridges 03 Number
ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Acres Of Off-Channel/Floodplain Connected Or Added 00.1 Acres
Cubic Yards of spawning gravel placed 484 Cu Yards
Miles of Off-Channel Stream Created 00.1 Miles
Miles of Stream Treated with spawning gravel placement 00.08 Miles
Number of structures placed in channel 57 Number
ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/controlNot entered
Acres Planted in riparianNot entered
Miles of streambank treated for plant removal/control 00.2 Miles
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