North Fork Teanaway Large Wood Trapping

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat
Project ID17-1177 R
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date01/19/2018
End Date11/30/2021
Year2017
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


With Yakama Nation, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group (MCF) improved fish habitat and reconnected floodplains by installing 10 large wood structures and breaching two berms along 0.95 miles of stream within a 2-mile reach of the North Fork Teanaway River, north of Cle Elum, WA. The wood structures are working to increase floodplain inundation, increase pool frequency, capture gravels to cover exposed bedrock, and provide cover for fish. The berm breaches have reduced constraints on the river and reconnected multiple side channels. This project was part of a larger effort funded through multiple grant sources to replenish large wood along a 3 mile reach of the North Fork Teanaway River.

The Teanaway River Forks have legacies of splash damming, timber harvest, grazing and large wood removal. Each fork displays exposed bedrock, low pool frequency, and high stream temperatures, and each fork lacks the key large wood pieces that would otherwise act to trap smaller pieces. This project is a first step in restoring ecosystem function and resiliency in North Fork Teanaway River, and directly benefits Mid-Columbia steelhead and spring-run Chinook, as well as resident cutthroat and rainbow trout.

In January 2020, RCO added $281,631 of Yakima Basin Integrated Plan funds awarded by Department of Ecology to this Project Agreement to afford construction of log jams 7-9 and make up for a budget shortfall caused by 1) the need to revise the design to meet Bonneville Power Administrations permitting requirements, 2) the cost of procuring and placing large wood exceeding the estimates made at the time of application, and 3) additional coordination with project partners for permitting and implementation.

Project Benefit    


To increase floodplain inundation, increase pool frequency, capture gravels to cover exposed bedrock, and provide cover for fish

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .95 .95

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$393,995
State$281,632
In-Kind Other$72,202
Report Total:$747,829


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Worksites

1-NF Teanaway River Structure    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-NF Teanaway River Structure
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Yakima
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 47.29904346
  • Longitude: -120.8586658

ESU

  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Middle Columbia River 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 467,449.51
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .75
    •      . . 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.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 467,449.51
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .75
      •      . . . . 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 .75
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 5
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 7

2-NF Teanaway ELJs 7-9 & Floo    


  • Worksite Identifier: 2-NF Teanaway ELJs 7-9 & Floo
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Yakima
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 47.31672521
  • Longitude: -120.8560918

ESU

  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS
  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-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 281,626.64
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .20
    •      . . 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.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 281,626.64
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .20
      •      . . . . 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 .20
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .50
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 6.5
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 1
      •      . . . . 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 1
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 1