Caswell, Birch, and Crocker Creeks Fish Passage Improvements

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement
Project IDAK55008
Recovery Domains -
Start Date03/01/0022
End Date11/30/0024
Year2021
StatusOngoing
Last Edited05/28/2022
 
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Description    


This project continues a partnership between the Matanuska Susitna Borough (MSB), the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to address priority fish passage barriers in the MSB. Sites were selected based on assessment data and prioritized by the extent of upstream habitat and the severity of the barrier. The selected projects on Crocker Creek, Caswell Creek (tributary), and Birch Creek (tributary) will restore unimpeded access to 3.11, 1.5, and 6.5 km, respectively, of instream habitat for coho salmon, sockeye salmon, and Chinook salmon as well as 4.27 ha of lake habitat for coho and sockeye salmon (2.27 ha above Crocker Creek and 2 ha above Caswell Creek).

Project Benefit    


This project will reconnect 11.11 km of stream habitat and 4.27 ha of lake habitat, restoring free and clear movement of adult and juvenile salmonids and other anadromous and resident fish at each of three crossings. Sizing the culverts to pass debris and sediment as well as water at the 100-year flood will also greatly reduce the likelihood of catastrophic road failures introducing large volumes of sediment into streams. Stream simulation crossings are also more stable and less prone to bank scour, channel incision, or sediment accretion at a rate greater than the rest of the channel.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed
  Miles Opened 4.97 6.90

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$700,000
Other$245,000
Report Total:$945,000


Project Map



Worksites

Crocker Creek    


  • Worksite Identifier: Crocker Creek
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.51249
  • Longitude: -149.62986

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Coho

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .01
    •      . . 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
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 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

Birch Creek tributary    


  • Worksite Identifier: Birch Creek tributary
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 62.28277
  • Longitude: -149.95096

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Coho

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .01
    •      . . 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
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 4.04
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 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 4.00

Caswell Creek tributary    


  • Worksite Identifier: Caswell Creek tributary
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Susitna River
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.98929
  • Longitude: -149.99706

ESU

  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Coho

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .01
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .93
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 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 .93