Mill Creek Dam Fish Passage Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement
Project ID724746
Recovery DomainsN Central California Coast
Start Date06/01/2016
End Date02/26/2020
Year2015
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/14/2022
 
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Description    


The Mill Creek Dam Fish Passage Project modified a barrier to adult and juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and reconnected access to approximately 11.2 miles of spawning and rearing habitat upstream. The barrier, a 5-foot high concrete flashboard dam on Mill Creek, was modified by constructing a roughened channel and a roughened ramp fishway side channel to allow adult and juvenile passage.

Project Benefit    


RR-CCC-6.1.2.2

Remove or modify the flashboard dam on lower Mill Creek near the confluence with Wallace Creek. This barrier is the highest priority barrier within the Russian River population for remediation.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed 1 1
  Miles Opened 11.20 11.20

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$513,339
In-Kind Donated Labor$763,027
In-Kind Other$200,000
Report Total:$1,476,366


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Worksites

7211072    


  • Worksite Identifier: 7211072
  • Start Date:
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Area Description
Mill Dam

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N Central California Coast
  • Latitude: 38.595422
  • Longitude: -122.90686

ESU

  • California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Central California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Central California Coast 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 1,476,366.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .04
    •      . . 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 1,476,366.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 11.20
      •      . . . . 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