CCNRD Peshastin Blewett Rock and Gravel Side Channel
#SRP-13-17929 #SRP-13-17929
 Wenatchee Sub-basin Peshastin Creek CCNRD Peshastin Blewett Rock and Gravel Side Channel
Organization Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity
Sponsor Chelan County Natural Resources Department
Status Dormant
Schedule Start Date: 1/4/2013 End Date: 1/1/2025
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration
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The Peshastin side channel reconnection project is located between mileposts 177.1 and 177.8 on SR 97 just downstream of the confluence with Ingalls Creek. During Hwy 97 construction, Peshastin Creek was relocated to the west side of the road by creating 3,880 feet of straight channel. This disconnected 4,320 feet of the historical Peshastin Creek channel from River mile (RM) 8.4 to 9.2. This project proposes to reconnect 34.5 acres of historical floodplain and create side channel habitat on Peshastin Creek.

The primary goal at the BRG site is to reconnect stream channel process to the disconnected stream channel and floodplain. This action will provide off-channel rearing and refuge habitat for listed salmonids on Peshastin Creek. This will be accomplished through the hydraulic reconnection of the floodplain and historical channel habitat to Peshastin Creek that was disconnected with the construction of SR 97 in 1956. Alternatives to reconnect partial-flow, including flushing flows and recharge of habitats are being considered. This reconnection will lead to increased refuge and rearing habitat, increased floodplain connectivity, and the restoration of natural channel processes associated with side channel habitats in the project reach. Any of these alternatives will directly benefit spring Chinook and summer steelhead. See the attached grant proposal for a more complete project description, maps, and project conceptual drawings.
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LOCATION
Legislative District 2022:12
Sections:25
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 Peshastin Creek (170200110503)
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Upper Columbia River, Wenatchee River, Threatened
Township:T23NR17E
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
Acres Of Off-Channel/Floodplain Connected Or Added 34.5 Acres
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated 00.93 Miles
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