Big Lake Area Fish Passage Improvement

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement
Project IDAK52008
Recovery Domains -
Start Date04/01/2019
End Date11/30/2022
Year2018
StatusOngoing
Last Edited04/20/2022
 
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Description    


This project will restore fish passage at five stream crossings in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MSB) by replacing barrier culverts with fish-friendly culverts. This work will restore unimpeded access to the entire O’Brian Creek watershed and to Blodgett Lake and Cloudy Lake, providing access to high quality overwintering and spawning lake habitat used by coho and sockeye salmon.

Project Benefit    


This project will restore fish passage to 11.6 km of stream habitat, most of which is catalogued anadromous habitat, and 48 ha of lake habitat, allowing free and clear movement of juvenile salmonids and resident fish through each of the five crossings. Sizing the culverts to pass debris and sediment as well as water at the 100-year flood will also greatly reduce the likelihood of catastrophic road failures introducing large volumes of sediment into streams. Stream simulation crossings are more stable and less prone to bank scour, channel incision, or sediment accretion at a rate greater than the rest of the channel.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed
  Miles Opened 6.15

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$355,000
Other$124,250
Report Total:$479,250


Project Map



Worksites

Cloudy Lake/Philipps Dr.    


  • Worksite Identifier: Cloudy Lake/Philipps Dr.
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.61139
  • Longitude: -149.63889

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Coho

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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
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage
      •      . . . . C.2.f.1 Culvert installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.2 Number of culverts installed or improved
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.3 Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/upgrade

Blodgett Lake/Ridgecrest Rd.    


  • Worksite Identifier: Blodgett Lake/Ridgecrest Rd.
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.5725
  • Longitude: -149.6925

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Chum
  • Un-Named ESU Coho
  • Un-Named ESU Pink

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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
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible
      •      . . . . C.2.b.2 Square miles of streambed made accessible (Square miles)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage
      •      . . . . C.2.f.1 Culvert installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.2 Number of culverts installed or improved
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.3 Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/upgrade

O'Brien Cr./Royal Ln.    


  • Worksite Identifier: O'Brien Cr./Royal Ln.
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.48391
  • Longitude: -149.68298

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Coho

Map

Photos

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
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage
      •      . . . . C.2.f.1 Culvert installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.2 Number of culverts installed or improved
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.3 Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/upgrade

O'Brien Cr./O'Grady Dr.    


  • Worksite Identifier: O'Brien Cr./O'Grady Dr.
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.48895
  • Longitude: -149.6732

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Coho

Map

Photos

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
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage
      •      . . . . C.2.f.1 Culvert installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.2 Number of culverts installed or improved
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.3 Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/upgrade

O'Brien Cr./Rubacaba St.    


  • Worksite Identifier: O'Brien Cr./Rubacaba St.
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.49331
  • Longitude: -149.65999

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Coho

Map

Photos

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
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage
      •      . . . . C.2.f.1 Culvert installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.2 Number of culverts installed or improved
        •      . . . . . . C.2.f.3 Miles of stream made accessible by culvert installation/upgrade