Salmon Rearing Habitat Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement
Project IDAK45853
Recovery Domains -
Start Date05/19/2008
End Date05/31/2011
Last Edited10/21/2021
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The Municipality of Anchorage completed the design, permitting and easement acquisition for fish passage at the Little Campbell Creek at E. 84th Court location. The original project scope intended to remove fish barriers (existing undersized culvert system) and restore an open channel. The open channel design was determined to be non-constructible without acquisition of an adjacent property. The adjacent property was found to have contamination issues. The revised design installed a pre-cast concrete culvert that provides for maintenance access and ability to maintain fish passage through the culvert which also meets FEMA 100 year flood requirements. Once all design documents were completed, the Municipal Purchasing organization completed the competitive bid process for a qualified construction contractor. Construction of the new channel and installation of pre-cast concrete culverts were completed during the construction window of May - July 2011.

Project Benefit    

This project improves access to more than five miles of juvenile salmon rearing and winter habitat; adds to channel length, thereby increasing the amount of habitat; improves juvenile survival benefits all resource user groups, sport and commercial fishing interests benefit, especially people participating in the popular Campbell Creek sport fishery; and enables salmon to complete their lifecycle and transfer nutrients to the benefit of the entire watershed. This project will address a need identified in an ADF&G assessment.


Metric Completed Originally
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed
  Miles Opened .07 5.00

Funding Details

Report Total:$781,611

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: AK45853
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Knik Arm
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  • State: Alaska
  • Recovery Domain:
  • Latitude: 61.152829
  • Longitude: -149.881186


  • Un-Named ESU Sockeye
  • Un-Named ESU Chinook
  • Un-Named ESU Coho
  • Un-Named ESU Pink




  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 781,611.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .07
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Little Campbell Creek Watershed Management Plan
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.3
      Monitoring text (from Phase I)
      Remove barrier to juvenile salmon access and adult migration within the Little Campbell Creek watershed.
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 781,611.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible .07
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 2
      •      . . . . 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 .75