NF Ahtanum Gauging Station Fish Passage
#07-1567 #07-1567
 Naches Ahtanum NF Ahtanum Gauging Station Fish Passage
Organization Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board Lead Entity
Sponsor North Yakima Conservation District
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/7/2007 End Date: 5/14/2012
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION
The North Yakima Conservation District removed the old USGS gauging station weir and concrete apron on the North Fork Ahtanum Creek near Yakima, WA. The project had two objectives, (1) to provide fish passage and (2) to maintain flow monitoring capabilities. Working with the Yakama Nation, engineering was provided by Inter-fluve. After a Yakima Tributary Access and Habitat Program (YTAHP) sponsored technical work group meeting, an alternative that included removal of the gage and installation of a roughened channel was chosen. Demolition of the gage, construction of the roughened channel, as well as a log crib, overflow channel, and site restoration was completed in fall of 2010. Concurrently, and into the winter and spring of 2011, meetings were held with all parties interested in flow monitoring of the site to determine the proper placement and type of equipment to be used. Following recommendations from USGS, a flow bubbler system and associated parts/hardware was purchased and imstalled. Biological effectiveness monitoring occured in fall of 2011 and will be ongoing in future years. This project was a high priority fish passage project on the North Fork Ahtanum Creek (SHEARS index value: 24.45) and opened up approximately 17 miles of high quality habitat to several fish species. Bull trout and summer steelhead utilize this area of the creek, plus resident salmonids including rainbow and cutthroat trout. The area may also see migrations of Chinook and coho salmon.
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FUNDING SOURCES
FUNDING ENTRIES FROM GRANT PROJECT AGREEMENT
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
Requested09/17/2007North Yakima Conserv DistMatch$28,083.00
Requested09/17/2007Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon State Projects$152,471.00
Allocated05/14/2012North Yakima Conserv DistMatch$28,083.00
Allocated05/14/2012Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon Federal Projects$146,606.58
Spent05/14/2012North Yakima Conserv DistMatch-$28,083.00
Spent05/14/2012Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO)Salmon Federal Projects-$146,606.58
Grant Project Agreement Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
$174,690.00 $180,554.00 $174,689.58 $174,689.58 $0.00
OTHER FUNDING (Funding that is NOT in a grant project agreement)
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
Other Funding Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
Grand Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
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LOCATION
Chinook-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall, Not Warranted
Chinook2-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Middle Columbia River Spring, Not Warranted
County:Yakima
HUC12:North Fork Ahtanum Creek (170300030102)
HUC8:Lower Yakima (17030003)
Lead Entity Area:Yakima Basin
Legislative District:14
Salmon Recovery Regions:Middle Columbia River
Sections:02
Sections:35
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Middle Columbia River, Naches River, Threatened
Township:T12NR15E
Township:T13NR15E
Watershed Administrative Unit:Foundation Creek
WRIA:Lower Yakima
Yakima Subbasins:Ahtahum Creek
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  APPLICATION FINAL 
RESTORATION METRICS
Miles of Stream and/or Shoreline Treated or Protected (C.0.b)
0.03mi0.03mi
Fish Passage Improvement    
*Miles Of Stream Made Accessible (SRFB) (C.2.b.1)
57.00mi17.00mi
*Number of blockages / impediments / barriers impeding passage (C.2.b.4)
1.00
Square Miles Of streambed made accessible (C.2.b.2)
30.00sq mi
 Culvert installed or improved (C.2.f.1)    
Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/repair (C.2.f.3)
17.00mi0.00mi
Number of culverts (C.2.f.2)
0.00
 Fish passage blockages removed or altered (C.2.c.1)    
Change in water flow (fish passage project)(cu feet)
Number of Blockages/Impediments/Barriers Removed/Altered (C.2.c.2)
1.001.00
 Fishway chutes or pools installed (C.2.d.1)    
Number Of Fishway Chutes/Pools Installed (C.2.d.2)
0.00
 Road-crossing removal (C.2.i.1)    
Miles of stream made accessible by road crossing removal (C.2.i.3)
40.00mi40.00mi
Number of road-crossings (C.2.i.2)
0.00
Instream Habitat Project    
Total Miles Of Instream Habitat Treated (C.4.b)
0.10mi
 Channel structure placement (C.4.d.1)    
Acres Of Streambed Treated for channel structure placement (C.4.d.4)
0.10acres
Miles of Stream Treated for channel structure placement (C.4.d.3)
0.10mi
Number of structures placed in channel (C.4.d.7)
1.00
Pools Created through channel structure placement (C.4.d.5)
0.00
Yards Of Average Stream-Width At Mid-Point Of Worksite (C.4.d.6)
 Streambank stabilization (C.4.e.1)    
Miles of Streambank Stabilized (C.4.e.3)
0.10mi
Site Stewardship Project    
 Restored land maintained (C.11.c.1)    
Acres of restored land maintained (C.11.c.2)
0.10acres