Hungry Harbor Passage

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat
Project ID18-1200 R
Recovery DomainsWillamette R. - Lower Columbia
Start Date01/19/2018
End Date03/31/2021
Year2016
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


With the help of its many project partners CREST was able to successfully complete all of the goals for the restoration effort at Hungry Harbor. Grant funding for this project was utilized to remove a complete fish barrier to benefit and restore fish passage to historical spawning grounds as well as to off-channel rearing habitat for ESA listed salmon, among many other species of fish and wildlife. In addition to removing the barrier culvert, which was a 60-inch corrugated metal pipe, and replacing it with a significantly larger (18-feet wide by 12-feet tall) stream simulation box culvert, the project reconfigured and restored the historical channel alignment, restored tidal connectivity by removing a hydrologic barrier and removing impounded sediment that had accreted behind the road prism, and placed a variety of wood habitat structures within the restored channels to improve instream complexity. After all of the construction was complete a dense native seeding and planting plan was implemented to ensure that the site was stabilized and would provide the structure and function necessary to support the food web and shade the restored creek. The project site, which includes access to nearly 1.2 miles of spawning habitat, is now fully open to be utilized by Coho, Chinook, Chum, Steelhead, and Cutthroat Trout as rearing and/or spawning habitat. In the short time since the project has been completed, CREST has performed several snorkel surveys that have captured photos of juvenile salmonids already utilizing the site, resting and rearing in the pools below the wood habitat structures. We are looking forward to the late fall/winter when we will be performing spawning surveys to track adult use of the restored site. CREST is planning on performing spawning surveys, and snorkel surveys for up to five years post-restoration.

There were a number of cost and scope amendments associated with this project. For starters, the project timeline was amended several times to give us additional time to secure more matching funds necessary to construct the project. Once all the funding was finally secured, the project went out to bid and we were finally able to secure a contractor and begin the construction of the project. Once the project was finally able to start the project ran into a significant delay due to COVID (the stream simulation pre-cast concrete box culvert manufacturer had a COVID outbreak at their plant, which required the whole facility to be shut down), so we were incredibly fortunate to get this project completed without further time extensions.

Project Benefit    


Restore access to historical off-channel habitats for ESA listed salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary including Chinook, coho, chum, and steelhead. This was achieved by replacing a barrier culvert at Hungry Harbor with a fully passable stream-simulation box culvert. This project will and already has begun to benefit Chinook, Coho, Chum, Steelhead, and Cutthroat trout as well as other aquatic species.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .03 .03
Estuarine Habitat
  Acres Created
  Acres Treated .1 .1
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed
  Miles Opened 1.20 1.20

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$446,742
State$453,000
Other$515,000
Report Total:$1,414,742


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Worksites

1-Hungry Harbor Passage    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Hungry Harbor Passage
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Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Columbia
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  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Willamette R. - Lower Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.26081928
  • Longitude: -123.85036797

ESU

  • Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon ESU
  • Columbia River Chum Salmon ESU
  • Southwest Washington Steelhead DPS
  • Lower Columbia River 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 1,414,741.65
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .03
    •      . . 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 928,626.79
      •      . . . . 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
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 469,709.01
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .03
        •      . . . . 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 .03
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .00
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .0
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 0
        •      . . . . 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 .03
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement 4
          •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel 4
        •      . . C.9 Estuarine/Nearshore ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.9.a Estuarine/nearshore funding 16,405.86
          •      . . . . C.9.b Total amount of estuarine/nearshore area treated .1
          •      . . . . C.9.k.1 Shoreline armor removal or modificationY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.9.k.2 Miles of shoreline treated .01
            •      . . . . . . C.9.k.3 Acres of shoreline treated .1