96th Street Oxbow Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement Instream Habitat Wetland
Project ID00-1076 R
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date03/17/2000
End Date02/01/2005
Year2000
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group used this funding to reconnect the 96th Street Oxbow and an associated 23 acre wetland to the mainstem of the Puyallup River. The site is bounded by the Puyallup River on the west and straddles the intersection of Riverside Drive and McCutcheon Road. The oxbow is approximately 4-acres, and it had a perched drainage (10 feet above summer flows) to the river that was choked with invasive vegetation. The oxbow formerly provided no functions beneficial to fish, and the wetland was almost entirely covered with dense Himalayan blackberry.

The project involved reconnecting the oxbow by installing a 64-foot long aluminum culvert with a 190-foot channel excavated 4-6 feet wide at 4.9% slope. The project is located on the right bank of the Puyallup River at river mile 14.5. The culvert and roughened channel will provide juvenile salmonids unrestricted access to the oxbow at all but the lowest summer flows. Invasive vegetation (Himalayan blackberry and reed canary grass) was cleared and the area was replanted with native plant species.

Juvenile coho, Chinook, steelhead and cutthroat will directly benefit from the habitat that is made available by this project.


Project Benefit    


The goal of the project is to connect isolated freshwater in-stream habitat to increase the range and distribution of salmon. The objective of the project is to increase access to freshwater in-stream side channels, oxbows, and other channels.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .10 .00
Wetland Habitat
  Acres Created
  Acres Treated 2.0 .0
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed 1
  Miles Opened .10

Funding Details

SourceFunds
State$62,896
Other$83,306
In-Kind Donated Labor$15,000
Report Total:$161,202


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Worksites

1-96th St. Oxbow - reconnecti    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-96th St. Oxbow - reconnecti
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
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  • Watershed:
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  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 47.17031683
  • Longitude: -122.21492514

ESU

  • Puget Sound Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound/Strait of Georgia Coho Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound 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 146,199.98
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .20
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Puyallup Tribe Off-Channel Report
    •      . . 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 48,733.33
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .10
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . C.2.c.1 Fish passage blockages removed or altered (other than road crossings reported in C.2.f to C.2.i)Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.c.2 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers removed/altered 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 .10
      •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 48,733.33
        •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated .10
        •      . . . . 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 .10
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity .10
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 2.0
          •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity 0
        •      . . . . 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 .10
        •      . . C.8 Wetland ProjectY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . C.8.a Wetland funding 48,733.33
          •      . . . . C.8.b Total acres of wetland area treated 2.0
          •      . . . . C.8.e.1 Wetland improvement/restorationY (Y/N)
            •      . . . . . . C.8.e.2 Acres of wetland treated 2.0