Lower Little River Off-Channel Coho Habitat Improvement Project

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat
Project ID1611968182163
Recovery DomainsN. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
Start Date03/01/2021
End Date04/01/2025
Year2020
StatusOngoing
Last Edited06/28/2022
 
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Description    


The objective of this project is to enhance connectivity to the floodplain by creating off-channel pond(s)/channel(s) which enhance winter high-flow refugia and rearing habitat for coho salmon in the lower Little River estuary. This project will remove an existing tide gate, construct off-channel ponds, install wood cover structures along the channel, and restore of riparian habitat.

Project Benefit    


The expected benefits include improving habitat for coho salmon in Little River by creating off-channel ponds and channels that restore estuarine and floodplain function and provide significant habitat extent that is currently unavailable to rearing coho salmon. In addition, benefits include restoring year-round salmonid habitat, not necessarily exclusive to coho salmon, where salmonids were historically excluded due to development and floodplain disconnection.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .28

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$1,565,759
Report Total:$1,565,759


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Worksites

1611968182390    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1611968182390
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Area Description
Lower Little River Project Area

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
  • Latitude: 41.012511
  • Longitude: -124.105103

ESU

  • California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Southern Oregon/Northern 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 .00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected
    •      . . 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.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated
      •      . . . . 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
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.4 Miles of off-channel stream created through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.5 Acres of off-channel or floodplain connected through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
        •      . . . . . . C.4.c.6 Instream pools created/added through channel reconfiguration and connectivity
      •      . . . . C.4.d.1 Channel structure placementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.2 Material used for channel structure (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.3 Miles of stream treated through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.4 Acres of streambed treated through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel