Moody Creek Sediment Reduction and Coho Habitat Enhancement Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project ID1551968927683
Recovery DomainsN. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
Start Date05/08/2019
End Date03/30/2021
Year2018
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/14/2022
 
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Description    


In total, 3.08 miles of high priority streamside and inner gorge road were decommissioned in the Moody Creek watershed. A total of 34 current and potential erosion features were treated to largely eliminate their potential for failing and delivering eroded sediment to Moody Creek and its tributaries. Two of these features were very large stream diversions that have now been realigned back into their natural channels. This project treated a total of 20,087 yd3 of road related sediment that would otherwise have eroded or failed in line with an anthropogenic timeline rather than the natural sediment budgets timeline. This anthropogenic sediment would have been delivered to tributary streams and the anadromous reaches of Moody Creek, as well as downstream into the ecologically important and valuable aquatic habitat of Indian Creek. All disturbed, bare soil surfaces were mulched and seedlings were planted on the equipment access routes and other disturbed soil areas.

Project Benefit    


Permanent decommissioning of 3.08 miles of inner gorge and riparian (streamside) road. Stabilized slopes and revegetated areas. Transportation network with minimized road density and maximized transportation efficiency. Hydrologically disconnected roads and reduced sediment sources. Road use, maintenance, and construction not resulting in riparian losses and sediment discharge to streams.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Upland Habitat
  Acres Treated 4.4 9.3

Funding Details

SourceFunds
State$280,728
In-Kind Other$75,041
Report Total:$355,768


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Worksites

1551968927856    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1551968927856
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Area Description
Moody Creek Decommission Roads

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
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  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
  • Latitude: 39.952077
  • Longitude: -123.882396

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 355,768.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . 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.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding 355,768.00
      •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated 4.4
      •      . . . . C.6.b.2 Miles of road treated in upland area 3.08
      •      . . . . C.6.b.3 Cubic yards (to nearest yard) of sediment prevented from entering stream20087 (Cubic yards)
      •      . . . . C.6.d.1 Road closure / abandonmentY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.6.d.2 Miles of road closed / abandoned 3.08
      •      . . . . C.6.f.1 Planting for erosion and sediment controlY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.6.f.2
          Species of plants planted for erosion and sediment control
          Sequoia sempervirens
        •      . . . . . . C.6.f.3 Acres planted for erosion and sediment control 4.4