CCNRD Upper Skinney Creek Culvert
#05-1509 #05-1509
 Wenatchee Sub-basin Upper Wenatchee & Chiwaukum Creek CCNRD Upper Skinney Creek Culvert
Organization Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity
Sponsor Chelan County Natural Resources Department
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 9/1/2005 End Date: 8/15/2007
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION
The Chelan County Natural Resources Department (CCNRD) implemented the Skinney Creek Culvert Replacement Project to correct a problem culvert and to reduce blockages that interrupt adult and juvenile salmonid migrations. This project was identified as part of a Chelan County Fish Barrier Inventory Study completed by the Harza/BioAnalyst Engineering Co. in 2000. The culvert on Skinney Creek was a substantial barrier to fish due to the presence of a high outfall drop distance and high velocities. The replacement of this culvert directly addressed a physical barrier that interferes with salmonid passage to spawning and rearing habitat. The existing fish passage barrier culvert was replaced with a 30-foot span modular bridge unit to open up habitat for spring Chinook, steelhead, bull trout and coho on Skinney Creek. This culvert replacement was a part of a greater effort entitled 'The Upper Wenatchee Passage Program' (UWPP) a collaborative effort between Chelan County Natural Resource Department, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to acquire funds to replace nine barrier culverts that interrupted adult and juvenile salmonid passage in the Chiwawa and Middle Wenatchee subwatersheds. The biological goal of the UWPP was to increase fish passage into Alder Creek (2 culverts), Clear Creek (3 culverts), Beaver Creek (3 culverts) and Skinney Creek (2 culverts). All fish passage UWPP barriers (except Skinney Creek #1 due to an upcoming DOT highwa
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FUNDING
Proposed Cost $75,991
Requested Funds $0
Allocated Funds $140,583
Spent Funds $64,592
Balance $75,991
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LOCATION
Sections:05
Legislative District: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:Chiwaukum Creek (170200110702)
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Upper Columbia River, Wenatchee River, Threatened
Township:T25NR17E
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
* Miles of Stream Made Accessible
100%
3 Actual
3 Planned
Miles
*Number of Blockages/Impediments/Barriers Impeding Passage 01 Number
Number of bridges 01 Number
ACCESS
Bridge
Culvert
FISH
Coho (Secondary)
Spring Chinook (Secondary)
Summer Steelhead (Primary)
PROJECT SCHEDULE
2006 Construction
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