Clear Creek Passage Program
#06-2262 #06-2262
Organization Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity
Sponsor Chelan County Natural Resources Department
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 3/30/2007 End Date: 10/19/2007
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION
The Chelan County Natural Resources Department (CCNRD) in partnership with the US Forest Service (USFS) implemented the Clear Creek Complex project which addressed three passage barrier culverts. The original culverts acted as barriers due to high velocities, slopes and outfall depth. Approximately 2.7 additional linear mile of stream habitat is accessable from replacing these problem culverts with bottomless arch culverts. Important habitat used by juvenile and adult ESA listed Upper Columbia summer steelhead for rearing and spawning is now available. 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 highway realignment project) have now been replaced thanks to funding from the Salmon Recovery funding board and the Tributary Committee.
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FUNDING
Proposed Cost $216,840
Requested Funds $0
Allocated Funds $140,898.86
Spent Funds $140,898.86
Balance $0
FUNDING SOURCE
Salmon Recovery Funding Board$140,898.86
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LOCATION
Legislative District:12
Sections:32
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 Chiwawa River (170200110308)
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Upper Columbia River, Wenatchee River, Threatened
Township:T27NR18E
Lead Entity Area:Upper Columbia
Salmon Recovery Regions:Upper Columbia River
WRIA:Wenatchee
HUC8:Wenatchee (17020011)
Sections:29
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ACTIVITY-FISH PASSAGE IMPROVEMENT PCSRF
* Miles of Stream Made Accessible
100%
2.7 Actual
2.7 Planned
Miles
*Number of Blockages/Impediments/Barriers Impeding Passage 03 Number
ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Number of structures placed in channelNot entered
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated 00.01 Miles
ACCESS
Bridge
Culvert
FISH
Summer Steelhead (Primary)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION