Hoh Basin Fish Passage Enhancement (Blocking Culvert Removals)

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat
Project ID12-HOH-02
Recovery Domains -
Start Date02/01/2013
End Date09/30/2013
Year2012
StatusCompleted
Last Edited05/08/2024
 
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Description    


Four locations where fish blocking culverts were removed in the Hoh basin are: 1.) Schmidt Bar forest road, 2.) forest road near Oil City Rd. and Hwy 101 (called Oil City Junction), 3.) Nolan Springs and 4.) Rayonier Bar (37X road). All four of these project sites are located on property owned by Hoh River Trust, a conservancy group that manages their riparian forestland to establish old growth characteristics and to provide habitat for listed species and unlisted native salmonid populations. All culverts had drops at the lower end were velocity barriers. All were identified as fish passage barriers by the Hoh Tribe and the landowner, Hoh River Trust. Culverts were permanently removed allowing all season fish passage for all species, allow passage at the 100-year flood stage and result in improved sediment transport. Disturbed areas in the immediate vicinity where fish passages were removed were revegetated to prevent unwanted sediment inputs into the aquatic environment. This project was implemented significantly below cost resulting from using an experienced local contractor who was extremely efficient at completing the work and weather/site conditions that were optimum.

Project Benefit    


These are all straightforward fish passage culvert removals. In each case the culvert will be completely removed. LWD will be added to the open channel at all locations. Approaches will be revegetated and the old culverts disposed of. All fish species will be able to utilize the full extent of the available habitat upstream of these blockages and full transport downstream will be possible for sediment, high flows and debris.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .11 .11
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed
  Miles Opened 3.05 1.92

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$24,647
Report Total:$24,647


Project Map



Worksites

35424656- Schmidt Bar Road    


  • Worksite Identifier: 35424656- Schmidt Bar Road
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Washington Coastal (171001)
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 47.821022
  • Longitude: -124.211358

ESU

  • Washington Coast Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Olympic Peninsula Coho Salmon ESU
  • Olympic Peninsula Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 6,056.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .04
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      2012 North Pacific Coast Lead Entity Salmon Recovery Strategy
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 4,708.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .77
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 3
      •      . . . . C.2.i.1 Road stream crossing removal Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.i.2 Number of road crossings removed 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.i.3 Miles of stream made accessible by road stream crossing removal .77
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 1,348.00
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .04
        •      . . . . C.4.d.1 Channel structure placementY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.2 Material used for channel structure (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.3 Miles of stream treated through channel structure placement .04
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 2
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 5

35424657- Oil City Junction    


  • Worksite Identifier: 35424657- Oil City Junction
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Washington Coastal (171001)
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 47.808148
  • Longitude: -124.25673

ESU

  • Washington Coast Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Olympic Peninsula Coho Salmon ESU
  • Olympic Peninsula Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 5,401.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .03
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      2012 North Pacific Coast Lead Entity Salmon Recovery Strategy
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 4,708.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .77
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 4
      •      . . . . C.2.i.1 Road stream crossing removal Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.i.2 Number of road crossings removed 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.i.3 Miles of stream made accessible by road stream crossing removal .03
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 693.00
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .03
        •      . . . . C.4.d.1 Channel structure placementY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.2 Material used for channel structure (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.3 Miles of stream treated through channel structure placement .03
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 2
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 5

35424658- Nolan Springs    


  • Worksite Identifier: 35424658- Nolan Springs
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Washington Coastal (171001)
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 47.751928
  • Longitude: -124.314458

ESU

  • Washington Coast Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Olympic Peninsula Coho Salmon ESU
  • Olympic Peninsula Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 5,737.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .02
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      2012 North Pacific Coast Lead Entity Salmon Recovery Strategy-
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 5,044.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .74
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 3
      •      . . . . C.2.i.1 Road stream crossing removal Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.i.2 Number of road crossings removed 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.i.3 Miles of stream made accessible by road stream crossing removal .74
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 693.00
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .02
        •      . . . . C.4.d.1 Channel structure placementY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.2 Material used for channel structure (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.3 Miles of stream treated through channel structure placement .02
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 1
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 5

35424659- Rayonier Bar    


  • Worksite Identifier: 35424659- Rayonier Bar
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Washington Coastal (171001)
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 47.756197
  • Longitude: -124.339334

ESU

  • Washington Coast Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Olympic Peninsula Coho Salmon ESU
  • Olympic Peninsula Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 7,453.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .77
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      2012 North Pacific Coast Lead Entity Salmon Recovery Strategy
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 5,143.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .77
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 3
      •      . . . . C.2.i.1 Road stream crossing removal Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.i.2 Number of road crossings removed 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.i.3 Miles of stream made accessible by road stream crossing removal .33
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 2,310.00
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .02
        •      . . . . C.4.d.1 Channel structure placementY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.2 Material used for channel structure (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.3 Miles of stream treated through channel structure placement .02
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 1
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 5