Lower White Pine Reconnection
#11-1336 #11-1336
 Wenatchee Sub-basin Nason Creek Lower White Pine Reconnection
Organization Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity
Sponsor Chelan County Natural Resources Department
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/8/2011 End Date: 11/3/2014
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION
The project area encompasses the entire Lower White Pine Reach (RM 4.5 - 14.3) of Nason Creek. This is a 2.1-mile-long segment of Nason Creek between river mile (RM) 11.55 and RM 9.45. The focus of this proposal is to seek funding for the upstream B+ connection at RM 10.7 and a short connector channel that will connect the B+ bridge to the existing disconnected channel. Construction of the Great Northern Railway in the 1890s disconnected two large channel meanders, the downstream one is 5,494 linear feet and the upstream one is 4,755 linear feet and floodplain areas that total 148 acres. The primary objective of this project is to provide hydraulic connectivity between isolated habitats and the mainstem of Nason Creek. This will be achieved through the construction of downstream and upstream openings in the BNSF railroad prism and the installation of 89’ span bridges. The improved hydraulic connectivity will connect surface flows from the Coulter, Roaring, Gill, and Knutson Creek basins to Nason Creek resulting in the reconnection of 14.9% of the Upper Nason Creek Basin. In addition, it will allow juvenile and adult Chinook and Steelhead access to 83.1 acres of high flow and 6.8 acres of low flow rearing and refuge habitat. In addition, it will provide steelhead access to 1 mile of lower Coulter Creek and steelhead and Chinook access to 0.75 mile of lower Roaring Creek. In total, this project will connect 148 acres of isolated Category 1 wetland/floodplain habitat or 38% of the disconnected floodplain in this reach.
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FUNDING SOURCES
FUNDING ENTRIES FROM GRANT PROJECT AGREEMENT
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
Requested08/25/2011Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon State Projects$162,290.00
Requested08/25/2011Chelan County Natural Resources DepartmentMatch$2,000,000.00
Allocated11/03/2014Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon Federal Projects$146,433.97
Allocated11/03/2014Chelan County Natural Resources DepartmentMatch$1,432,319.71
Spent11/03/2014Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon Federal Projects-$146,433.97
Spent11/03/2014Chelan County Natural Resources DepartmentMatch-$1,432,319.71
Grant Project Agreement Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
$1,200,000.00 $2,162,290.00 $1,578,753.68 $1,578,753.68 $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-Upper Columbia River Spring, Wenatchee River, Endangered
Chinook2-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall, Not Warranted
County:Chelan
HUC12:Lower Nason Creek (170200110203)
HUC8:Wenatchee (17020011)
Lead Entity Area:Upper Columbia
Legislative District:12
Salmon Recovery Regions:Upper Columbia River
Sections:10
Sections:11
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Upper Columbia River, Wenatchee River, Threatened
Township:T26NR16E
Upper Columbia Assesment Unit:Lower Nason Creek
Watershed Administrative Unit:Lower Nason
WRIA:Wenatchee
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  APPLICATION FINAL 
RESTORATION METRICS
Miles of Stream and/or Shoreline Treated or Protected (C.0.b)
0.01mi0.10mi
Fish Passage Improvement    
*Miles Of Stream Made Accessible (SRFB) (C.2.b.1)
2.24mi1.75mi
*Number of blockages / impediments / barriers impeding passage (C.2.b.4)
1.00
Square Miles Of streambed made accessible (C.2.b.2)
0.00sq mi0.30sq mi
 Bridge installed or improved (C.2.g.1)    
Miles of stream made accessible by bridge installation/repair (C.2.g.3)
2.24mi1.75mi
Number of bridges (C.2.g.2)
1.001.00
Instream Habitat Project    
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated (C.4.b)
0.00mi0.01mi
 Channel reconfiguration and connectivity (C.4.c.1)    
Acres Of Channel/Off-Channel Connected Or Added (C.4.c.5)
148.00acres90.00acres
Instream Pools Created/Added (C.4.c.6)
0.000.00
Miles of Off-Channel Stream Created or Connected (C.4.c.4)
0.00mi0.00mi
Miles of Stream Treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity (C.4.c.3)
0.10mi0.10mi
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
NOTES
Project budget and funding sources listed here are for the pre-design and project development phases only. Project budget and funding sources will be updated as the project proceeds through different phases.