Cashmere Pond Off-Channel Habitat
#08-1768 #08-1768
 Wenatchee Sub-basin Lower Wenatchee Cashmere Pond Off-Channel Habitat
Organization Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity
Sponsor Chelan County Natural Resources Department
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 1/11/2008 End Date: 11/1/2009
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION
The Cashmere Pond Off-Channel Habitat project was constructed in the summer of 2009. The site is located at RM 10.5 near Cashmere on the Wenatchee River. There was an existing 1.8-acre pond located within the floodplain. The pond was created as a result of gravel removal for the construction of Highway 2. The pond lacked an outlet so that during low flows, it trapped fish that entered the pond during high flow events. This project excavated a 200 foot inlet channel to the pond, and a 1200 foot long outlet channel from the pond to the Wenatchee River. The pond was over-excavated to provide deep-water refuge and overwintering habitat. Large wood structures were incorporated in the pond and outlet channel to provide habitat complexity. The inlet channel is actived during spring runoff flows and the outlet channel is accessible to salmonids year-round because it is fed by groundwater flows from the pond and backwater flows from the Wenatchee river.
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FUNDING
Proposed Cost $433,992.11
Requested Funds $0
Allocated Funds $282,555
Spent Funds $0
Balance $282,555
FUNDING SOURCE
Salmon Recovery Funding Board$282,555
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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:Ollala Canyon-Wenatchee River (170200110707)
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Upper Columbia River, Wenatchee River, Threatened
Township:T23NR19E
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 00.16 Miles
*Number of Blockages/Impediments/Barriers Impeding PassageNot entered
ACTIVITY-INSTREAM HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated
42%
0.16 Actual
0.38 Planned
Miles
Acres Of Off-Channel/Floodplain Connected Or Added 00.2 Acres
Miles of Off-Channel Stream Created 00.16 Miles
Miles of Streambank StabilizedNot entered
Number of structures placed in channel 50 Number
ACTIVITY-RIPARIAN HABITAT PROJECT PCSRF
* Total Riparian Acres Treated 00.5 Acres
* Total Riparian Miles Streambank Treated 00.16 Miles
Acres Planted in riparian 00.5 Acres
ACTIVITY-WETLAND PROJECT PCSRF
Total Acres Of Wetland Area Treated
100%
1.8 Actual
1.8 Planned
Acres
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