Upper Rattlesnake Creek Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID09-1460 R
Recovery DomainsWillamette and Interior Columbia
Start Date05/01/2010
End Date10/31/2012
Year2009
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


This grant funded a project to address active stream channel instability in upper Rattlesnake Creek. The channel instability is a result of vertical incision associated with at least three active knickpoints. The instability was located immediately downstream of an extensive wetlands complex that includes Panakanic Meadows. If left untreated, the channel instability was expected to move upstream, causing channel incision, which could lead to decreased wetland and floodplain function.
The Klickitat Salmon Recovery Strategy ranks Rattlesnake Creek as a Tier A basin. Restoration of wetlands and water holding capacity is ranked as an “A” action priority (the highest priority level).
The project reduced the stream’s energy at the knickpoints by backwatering these areas. This was accomplished by construction of three large rock riffle structures to control water surface gradient. Woody debris was installed erosive points and throughout the floodplain, especially in places where channel avusion or future instability are more likely. The project area was planted with native vegetation to create riparian and floodplain roughness to prevent future erosion and incision. A livestock exclusion fence was installed around the project area at the request of RCO.

Project Benefit    


The goal of the project is to improve instream morphology and habitat in salmon bearing streams. The objective of the project is to increase instream cover, spawning, and resting areas.

The goal of the project is to restore native riparian vegetation along salmon bearing streams. The objective of the project is to restore natural streamside vegetation, improve stream temperature, reduce erosion, filtration, and recruit large woody debris.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .20 .20
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .30 .50
  Acres Treated .5 .5

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$52,965
Other$10,792
Report Total:$63,757


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Worksites

1-Upper Rattlesnake Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Upper Rattlesnake Creek
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia
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  • Watershed:
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  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Willamette and Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.8880929
  • Longitude: -121.34000119

ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 63,757.42
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .20
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Proposed ESA Recovery Plan for the White Salmon River, December 2011, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Region. Proposed ESA Recovery Plan for Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon, Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon, Columbia River Chum Salmon and Lower Columbia River Steelhead, April 2012, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Region. Klickitat Lead Entity Region Salmon Recovery Strategy, April 2012
    •      . . 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 48,630.79
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .20
      •      . . . . 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 .20
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 3
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 3
      •      . . . . C.4.e.1 Streambank stabilization Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.e.2 Material Used For Streambank Stabilization (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.e.3 Miles of streambank stabilized .30
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 15,126.63
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated .30
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated .5
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
            Redosier dogwood, Douglas fir, black cottonwood, coyote willow, Western hemlock
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian .5