CCNRD Lower Wenatchee Levee Removal
#SRP-12-18091 #SRP-12-18091
 Wenatchee Sub-basin Lower Wenatchee CCNRD Lower Wenatchee Levee Removal
Organization Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity
Sponsor Chelan County Natural Resources Department
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 5/19/2012 End Date: 6/2/2014
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION

The objective of the project is to restore natural processes to the Wenatchee River by removal of a 300ft long levee and restore the riparian area. The project addresses the limiting factors of habitat diversity and quantity and channel stability as listed in the Recovery Plan. The riparian restoration (planting) area is approximately 35ft wide by 300 ft long. A floodplain fence was installed to help accumulate woody debris and to help protect the adjacent orchard without limiting the river from accessing the floodplain.


The project site is located on the lower Wenatchee River at approximately River Mile 13.5, two miles east of the town of Dryden, Washington. It is located just upstream from CMZ 11 and the Gagnon Back Channel Project. It is located on the inside of a meander bend. See location map, attachment A. The lower Wenatchee River is a Category 2 watershed and is not designated as a major/minor spawning area (UCRTT, 2008). It does provide rearing habitat for a number of species such as Coho, Chinook and steelhead.

The levee removal was completed in 2013 and the riparian planting was planted in spring 2014. The levee was removed down to the elevation of existing dogwoods. Note the height of the levee adjacent to the telephone pole in the before and after photos.

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LOCATION
Legislative District 2022:12
Sections:36
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:Ollala Canyon-Wenatchee River (170200110707)
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Upper Columbia River, Wenatchee River, Threatened
Township:T24NR18E
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 00.29 Acres
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated 00.06 Miles
ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Acres Planted in riparian 00.29 Acres 3/28/2014
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