Blackbird Island Habitat Development
#99-1334 #99-1334
 Wenatchee Sub-basin Lower Wenatchee Blackbird Island Habitat Development
Organization Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity
Sponsor Chelan County Commissioners
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 7/29/1999 End Date: 8/8/2001
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION
Blackbird Island Channel was a habitat channel creation project. Salmon and steelhead habitat was created by digging a half-mile groundwater-fed, fish-rearing channel and several rearing ponds adjacent and draining to the Wenatchee River. About $265,000 in SRFB grants have been used to create the habitat, including an extensive spring high flow and flood refuge area and new aquatic food production and shade zones. This project will added critical instream habitat (i.e. large rocks, logs, rootwads, and aquatic vegetation) and completely restored an important riparian and wetland system along the created 1/2 mile of high quality off-channel salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing habit adjacent to the mainstem Wenatchee River near Leavenworth (a joint salmon and steelhead restoration project between WDFW, Trout Unlimited, the City of Leavenworth and others). Approximately 1/2 mile of old river terrace and relic stream channel was excavated to a depth that allows groundwater percolation and flow to enter and fill the old channel, until exiting via surface water flows to the mainstem Wenatchee River 1/2 mile downstream. Additional instream fish habitat structures (large rocks, logs, rootwads) as well as both instream wetlands and aquatic vegetation plantings, plus hydroseeding of native erosion control grasses and the planting of native woody vegetation are still a critical need to make this a state of the art model salmonid habitat restoration project.
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FUNDING SOURCES
FUNDING ENTRIES FROM GRANT PROJECT AGREEMENT
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
Requested07/20/1999Chelan Co CommissionersMatch$13,000.00
Requested07/20/1999Salmon Recovery Funding BoardSalmon State Projects$57,132.00
Allocated07/17/2001Salmon Recovery Funding BoardSalmon State Projects$57,132.00
Spent08/08/2001Chelan Co CommissionersMatch-$0.00
Spent08/08/2001Salmon Recovery Funding BoardSalmon State Projects-$57,132.00
Grant Project Agreement Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
$350,000.00 $70,132.00 $57,132.00 $57,132.00 $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
Sections:12
Legislative District 2022:12
County:Chelan
Chinook-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Upper Columbia River Spring, Wenatchee River, Endangered
Chinook2-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall, Not Warranted
HUC12:Derby Canyon-Wenatchee River (170200110706)
City Areas:Leavenworth
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Upper Columbia River, Wenatchee River, Threatened
Township:T24NR17E
Lead Entity Area:Upper Columbia
Salmon Recovery Regions:Upper Columbia River
WRIA:Wenatchee
HUC8:Wenatchee (17020011)
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ACTIVITY-FISH PASSAGE IMPROVEMENT PCSRF
*Number of Blockages/Impediments/Barriers Impeding PassageNot entered
ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Acres Of Off-Channel/Floodplain Connected Or Added
100%
0.2 Actual
0.2 Planned
Acres
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
100%
0.5 Actual
0.5 Planned
Miles
Miles of Off-Channel Stream CreatedNot entered
Miles of Streambank StabilizedNot entered
ACTIVITY-WETLAND PROJECT PCSRF
Total Acres Of Wetland Area TreatedNot entered