Dutch Charlie Creek Sediment Reduction and Fisheries Recovery Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project ID1551969313100
Recovery DomainsN Central California Coast
Start Date03/01/2019
End Date02/25/2021
Year2016
StatusCompleted
Last Edited08/03/2022
 
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Description    


In this project, approximately 6.2 miles of road was successfully storm-proofed, including 77 sediment delivery features comprised of 59 stream crossings, 11 potential fillslope failures, and 7 ?other? feature types including springs, bank erosion, or road surface drainage problems. Approximately 5.87 mi of road was decommissioned and another 0.33 mi of road upgraded to gain access to the areas needing decommissioning. Successfully treating the project roads required excavating a total of approximately 23,000 yd3 of sediment and/or debris directly from the 77 treatment features. PWA estimates that treating the project sites will prevent the future delivery of approximately 11,400 yd3 of eroded sediment to the stream system, were the storm proofing treatments not applied. Even though approximately 1.29 mi. of low priority road was not treated, more sites than originally contracted were ultimately treated in this project resulting in a greater sediment savings than originally estimated.

Project Benefit    


By permanently decommissioning 7.23 miles of hydrologically connected, abandoned, legacy inner gorge and riparian road, this project will prevent approximately 11,304 yd3 of sediment from entering the Dutch Charlie Creek watershed by treating 72 individual features.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Upland Habitat
  Acres Treated 3.9 11.4

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$1,863
State$635,932
Report Total:$637,795


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Worksites

1551969313273    


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Area Description
Dutch Charlie Road Decommissioning Project

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
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  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N Central California Coast
  • Latitude: 39.681204
  • Longitude: -123.717211

ESU

  • California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Central California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Northern California 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 637,795.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan: Coastal Chinook, Northern California and Central Coast Steelhead (NOAA Draft Oct 2015)
    •      . . 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 637,794.63
      •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated 3.9
      •      . . . . C.6.b.2 Miles of road treated in upland area 6.20
      •      . . . . C.6.b.3 Cubic yards (to nearest yard) of sediment prevented from entering stream11400 (Cubic yards)
      •      . . . . C.6.c.1 Road drainage system improvements and reconstructionY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.6.c.2 Miles of road treated for drainage system improvements and reconstruction .33
        •      . . . . . . C.6.c.3 Average width of road treated for drainage improvements and reconstruction.6 (Yards)
      •      . . . . C.6.d.1 Road closure / abandonmentY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.6.d.2 Miles of road closed / abandoned 5.87
        •      . . . . . . C.6.d.3 Average width of road closed / abandoned6 (Yards)
      •      . . . . 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, Quercus agrifolia, Acer macrophyllum