Engineering & Designs for In-stream Habitat Enhancement Project on Middle Klamath River Tributaries

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project IDKARUK-2017-1
Recovery DomainsN CA - S Oregon
Start Date07/01/2017
End Date12/31/2018
Year2017
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/16/2019
 
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Description    


The projects final outcome was similar to the original project description. The project planning areas included the Scott River, Horse Creek and Beaver Creek. Planning steps were made toward project development and designs at in three locations.
The Tribe worked collaboration with local watershed groups, private lands owners, federal and state agencies. Local watershed groups included the Salmon River Restoration Council, Scott River Restoration Council, Scott River Resource Conservation District and the Middle Klamath Watershed Council.
The Tribe teamed up with the Siskiyou RCD on a large scale project in the Scott River Valley. The project is the start of a multi-year planning process necessary to restore large floodplain habitats along the valley reaches of the Scott River. Work products from this project included a flood inundation model for the 3 mile long project reach located on the Menne Ranch. The model is critical for moving forward with other design steps and site designs for things like off channel oxbow ponds and beaver analog structures. PCSRF funds were used to pay for the hydrologic flood model at this site.
Project designs were completed for Horse Creek at two sites, Fish Gulch and lower Horse Creek. Conceptual designs were completed for the lower Horse Creek site which is all private land. The designs are being used for landowner outreach and will be further developed pending cooperation from landowners. The Fish Gulch project is located on public land in the upper reaches of Horse Creek. The Fish Gulch site included multiple oxbow ponds and wood structures in the project design. An old historic mining pond was incorporated into the project design. The designs were completed to a level necessary for cost estimates and permitting purposes. The designs were modified and field fit during the construction phase. This project was constructed in fall of 2018.
The Beaver Creek sites are located partially on private land and public land. The US Forest Service used the design team’s preliminary design to start the NEPA process. Groundwater wells were installed and being used in the design process. The Beaver Creek project is still in the early development stage, but the conceptual designs are being used to for implementation proposals and environment permits. Additional funding will be needed to move forward with the design work.

Project Benefit    


Work with the Middle Klamath Watershed Council and engineering consultants to develop engineered habitat enhancement designs on Horse Creek for off-channel ponds/levee setback and lower Beaver Creek for off channel ponds/levee setback.
The Horse Creek project will include final designs for two off channel ponds near Fish Gulch Creek and designs for levee setbacks in the creek reach between Middle Creek and Fish Gulch Creek. A preliminary design was completed in 2016 for the off channel pond sites, but more work is needed on the final design. The levee setback and floodplain restoration component has started with topographic surveys conducted in 2015, but will require hydraulic modeling and other engineering work for a final design package. There are roads, bridges and agricultural lands nearby therefore engineered designs are necessary. This funding will support hydraulic modeling and other engineering costs.
The Beaver Creek off channel ponds design will include land surveying, hydraulic modeling and groundwater mapping. Piezometer wells were installed at this site during 2016 and show promising results for construction of groundwater fed off channel ponds. Topographic surveying is needed to complete a hydraulic model for the sites. It’s still unclear if high level engineering plans are needed which will depend on the results of the hydraulic modeling and floodplain inundation mapping to determination of risk to existing roads and other infrastructures.
Work with the Scott River Resource Conservation District (RCD) and engineering consultants to develop a floodplain habitat enhancement design in the Scott River Valley between river mile 46 and river mile 48.
During 2017 the Tribe formed a partnership with the Scott River RCD, Cal Trout and a large agricultural landowner in the lower reach of the Scott River Valley. The site includes approximately 3 miles of river including both sides of the river channel which presents an opportunity for large scale habitat restoration. The river reach is surrounded by active agricultural lands and is affected by historic levees, habitat simplification and channelization. Hydraulic modeling and other engineering techniques are necessary to complete this design due to the complex nature of the site. It is also anticipated that a county floodplain development permit will be necessary as a FEMA permit requirement. During 2016 preliminary design and scoping began for this project including installations of piezometer well, aerial photo mapping using a drone and field reconnaissance with engineers. Piezometer well monitoring results show shallow groundwater exists with respect to potential construction of winter rearing habitats. The project proponents have received a small amount of funding from Cal Trout and are applying for additional funding for engineering design during 2017.

Deliverable: Conceptual project designs for juvenile Coho Salmon habitat enhancement will be completed for three project areas including Scott River near river 46, Horse Creek near Fish Gluch/Middle Creek and lower Beaver Creek.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 5.70 5.70

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$45,000
Report Total:$45,000


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Worksites

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  • Worksite Identifier: 1
  • Start Date: 05/01/2018
  • End Date: 10/01/2019
Area Description
Scott River Basin

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N CA - S Oregon
  • Latitude: 41.603367139605226
  • Longitude: -122.91137695312223

ESU

  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 40.0
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 20,000.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
          None
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          None
        • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
          •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 25,000.00
          •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 2.70
          •      . . C.0.c
            Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
            SONNC Coho Recovery Plan
          •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
          •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
        •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 25,000.00
          •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated 2.70
          •      . . . . C.4.c.1 Channel reconfiguration and connectivityY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.4.c.2 Type of change to channel configuration and connectivity (LOV)
            •      . . . . . . C.4.c.3 Miles of stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity 2.70
            •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 2.70
            •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 12
          •      . . . . 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 2.70
            •      . . . . . . C.4.d.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement 30.0
            •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 12
            •      . . . . . . C.4.d.6 Yards of average stream-width at mid-point of channel structure placement project300 (Yards)
            •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 0

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  • Worksite Identifier: 2
  • Start Date: 04/01/2018
  • End Date: 10/01/2019
Area Description
Horse Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N CA - S Oregon
  • Latitude: 41.83605017025082
  • Longitude: -123.010940551755

ESU

  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 5.0
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 10,000.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
          None
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          None
        • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
          •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 10,000.00
          •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 3.00
          •      . . C.0.c
            Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
            Southern Oregon Northern California Coho Recovery Plan
          •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
          •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
          •      . . C.0.d.3
            Monitoring text (from Phase I)
            Water temperature, Water elevation and Salmonid Monitoring
        •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 10,000.00
          •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated 3.00
          •      . . . . C.4.c.1 Channel reconfiguration and connectivityY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.4.c.2 Type of change to channel configuration and connectivity (LOV)
            •      . . . . . . C.4.c.3 Miles of stream treated for channel reconfiguration and connectivity .50
            •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .20
            •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 1.2
            •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 5
          •      . . . . 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 3.00
            •      . . . . . . C.4.d.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement 10.0
            •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 20
            •      . . . . . . C.4.d.6 Yards of average stream-width at mid-point of channel structure placement project1500 (Yards)
            •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 30

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  • Worksite Identifier: 3
  • Start Date: 05/01/2018
  • End Date: 10/01/2019
Area Description
Beaver Creek

Location Information

  • Basin: Klamath
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N CA - S Oregon
  • Latitude: 41.87172360246284
  • Longitude: -122.8161048889136

ESU

  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 15,000.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 3.0
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 15,000.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
          none
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          none