White River Large Wood Atonement
#11-1460 #11-1460
 Wenatchee Sub-basin White River White River Large Wood Atonement
Organization Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity
Sponsor Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/8/2011 End Date: 4/17/2015
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION
The objective of the White River Large Wood Atonement project is to accelerate floodplain recovery and enhance instream function in the lower White River (RM 2- 5.75). This project will improve habitat for all salmonids that utilize the lower White River, including: spring Chinook, steelhead, sockeye, and bull trout throughout the 3+ mi. treatment reach. This will be accomplished by installing vertical pieces of large wood in specific locations where it is expected to collect and increase the retention time of wood that currently floats quickly through the system. Much of the existing wood in the lower White River is not large enough to be persistent on its own due to extensive 20th century logging in the riparian zone and log drives which probably removed most of the large instream log jams. Much of this area was clearcut as recently as the mid-1980s! The entire reach is currently owned by WDFW and the Chelan- Douglas Land Trust so it is managed for conservation purposes. However, the current trajectory for channel recovery is still on the order of decades. Retaining more of this small diameter wood would be expected to increase local bed elevations and thus improve floodplain connectivity. It will likely increase lateral channel dynamics and certainly provide more extensive, complex instream habitat. Because of the sensitive and unroaded character of this reach, we intend to use techniques that have minimal construction impact and will, like the original lo
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FUNDING SOURCES
FUNDING ENTRIES FROM GRANT PROJECT AGREEMENT
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
Requested08/11/2011Cascade Col Fish Enhance GroupMatch$158,292.00
Requested08/11/2011Salmon Recovery Funding BoardSalmon State Projects$194,100.00
Allocated11/19/2013Cascade Col Fish Enhance GroupMatch$158,292.00
Allocated11/19/2013Salmon Recovery Funding BoardSalmon State Projects$260,622.00
Spent02/26/2015Cascade Col Fish Enhance GroupMatch-$158,292.00
Spent02/26/2015Salmon Recovery Funding BoardSalmon State Projects-$260,622.00
Grant Project Agreement Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
$352,392.00 $352,392.00 $418,914.00 $418,914.00 $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:09
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:Lower White River (170200110105)
Sockeye-Pop (ESU):Sockeye-Lake Wenatchee, Not Warranted
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Upper Columbia River, Wenatchee River, Threatened
Township:T27NR16E
Lead Entity Area:Upper Columbia
Salmon Recovery Regions:Upper Columbia River
WRIA:Wenatchee
HUC8:Wenatchee (17020011)
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Number of structures placed in channel
140%
28 Actual
20 Planned
Number
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
100%
2.75 Actual
2.75 Planned
Miles
SUBBASIN
Wenatchee
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION