Klickitat Floodplain Restoration Phase 2

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Riparian Habitat
Project ID05-1594 R
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date01/06/2006
End Date02/28/2011
Year2006
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


The Klickitat Floodplain Restoration Phase 2 project restored riparian and floodplain habitat between river miles 18.3 and 32.2 of the Klickitat River; specifically, the road removal work was accomplished between the breaches; located between river miles 25 and 27, and asphalt removal was accomplished between river miles 27 and 32. This portion of the river has the greatest habitat complexity of any reach in the lower Klickitat River and provides critical spawning, migration and rearing habitat for winter and summer steelhead (ESA-Threatened), chinook salmon (spring and fall runs), and coho salmon. The completed work was prioritized based on ecological benefits and has lead to greater floodplain diversity and function within the treatment areas. The project goals of restoring riparian and floodplain conditions that have been degraded by channel encroachment by road infrastructure have been accomplished including: 1.3 miles of road prism and fill removal/re-contouring, 4.7miles of road asphalt removal, and floodplain access has been reestablished within the restored floodplain areas (1.3 miles road prism removal area).

Project Benefit    


The project is the second of a multiple phase project to remove the degrading influence of road infrastructure on riparian and floodplain function. The overall goal of this project was to restore natural processes and habitat function within a specific reach of the Klickitat River. Specific objectives include restoring 2.1 miles of riparian shoreline and access to off-channel rearing habitat.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.30 2.10
  Acres Treated 27.8 29.5

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$482,122
Other$91,407
Report Total:$573,529


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Worksites

1-Klickitat Floodplalin Resto    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-Klickitat Floodplalin Resto
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia
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  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.83817958
  • Longitude: -121.06300199

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 573,945.13
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 1.30
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Klickitat River Watershed Action Plan, Klickitat Lead Entity.
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding 573,945.13
      •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated 1.30
      •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated 27.8
      •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
          Species of plants planted in riparian
          14,500 willow, 4250 red osier dogwood, 3425 black cottonwood.
        •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian 10.9
      •      . . . . C.5.h.1 Riparian plant removal/controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.2
          Species of plants treated/removed in riparian
          Knapweed, blackberry, hounds tongue, others.
        •      . . . . . . C.5.h.3 Acres of riparian treated for plant removal/control 11.0