Deer Creek Culvert Replacement Completion

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement
Project ID026 13 CW
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date06/02/2017
End Date03/20/2018
Year2013
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


The Idaho County Soil and Water Conservation District coordinated with the Idaho County Deer Creek Road District to replace two fish passage barrier culverts in Deer Creek, which is a tributary to the lower Salmon River. After these culvert replacements all fish spawning and rearing habitat in Clear Creek is accessible to ESA-listed threatened steelhead, which are part of the Little Salmon River Population of the Salmon River Major Population Group of the Snake River steelhead Distinct Population Segment. The project addressed undersized culverts that were fish barriers and reduces sediment delivery to Deer Creek.

Deer Creek culvert 1 was installed at 45.684, -116.339, addressing 0.01 miles of stream and 0.06 acres. Deer Creek culvert 4 was installed at 45.684, -116.370, addressing 0.1 miles of stream and 0.06 acres. Together these two culverts complete the replacement of 5 fish barriers on Deer Creek allowing access to 7 miles of stream. Both culverts included a pre-engineered, pre-fabricated foundation capable of supporting the structure and the H20 load and shall have cross sectional dimension of 18 tall by 30 wide.

A third culvert had been planned for replacement with PCSRF funds, however, the installation and work at Deer Creek culvert 2, resulted in Deer Creek 3 (above culvert 2 on the stream) acquiring enough silts and rock below the outlet that it is no longer a “shotgun” culvert. It was deemed fish passable by the on-site engineer and a fish biologist due to the changes that occurred during installation of culvert 2. For these reasons, culvert 3 was not replaced.

Project Benefit    


Upon completion of this project ~ 7.0 miles of spawning and rearing stream will be available to ESA-listed threatened steelhead, of the Little Salmon River steelhead Population of the Salmon Major Population Group of the Snake River steelhead Distinct Population Segment.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed
  Miles Opened 6.70 7.00

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$79,944
In-Kind Donated Labor$26,625
In-Kind Other$342
Report Total:$106,911


Project Map



Worksites

#3 Culvert     


  • Worksite Identifier: #3 Culvert
  • Start Date: 08/01/2018
  • End Date: 03/31/2018
Area Description
Culvert #3 is located 1 mile upstream from culvert #1

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.686
  • Longitude: -116.361

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . 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 .00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 0
      •      . . . . C.2.f.1 Culvert installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.2 Number of culverts installed or improved 0
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.3 Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/upgrade .00

#4 Culvert    


  • Worksite Identifier: #4 Culvert
  • Start Date: 08/01/2017
  • End Date: 03/31/2018
Area Description
Culvert #4 is 0.5 miles above Culvert #3 on Deer Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.685
  • Longitude: -116.369

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU

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Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 53,455.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .01
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . 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 53,455.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 5.50
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . C.2.f.1 Culvert installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.2 Number of culverts installed or improved 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.3 Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/upgrade 5.50

#1 Culvert     


  • Worksite Identifier: #1 Culvert
  • Start Date: 08/01/2017
  • End Date: 03/31/2018
Area Description
This culvert located in Deer Creek is approximately 1 mile upstream from the confluence with the lower Salmon River.

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.693
  • Longitude: -116.34

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 53,456.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .01
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . 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 53,456.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 1.20
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . C.2.f.1 Culvert installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.2 Number of culverts installed or improved 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.3 Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/upgrade 1.20