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REDWOOD CREEK

INVESTIGATIONS

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

The study is located along the lower reaches of Redwood Creek near Orick, Humboldt County, California and extends approximately 3.4 miles up from the creek mouth. There is an existing Corps flood damage reduction project that was constructed in 1968; Humboldt County is the non-Federal sponsor.  The San Francisco District completed a Section 216 Initial Appraisal in February 2005 which identified substantial changes in the study area.  The Initial Appraisal recommended that a General Investigations reconnaissance study be initiated under Section 216 of the Flood Control Act of 1970.  The study will reanalyze the flood protection needs and also investigate broad environmental restoration opportunities in the Redwood Creek watershed.  Chinook and Coho salmon, endangered species; and steelhead trout, a threatened species, are present in the project area.

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

             $ 3,000,000

FEDERAL COST

             $ 1,500,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

             $ 1,500,000

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2018

             $ 0

FY 2019 BUDGET

             $ 0

COST TO COMPLETE

             $ 3,000,000


FY 18  ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • This project is not in the FY 18 Presidents Budget and no additional work is expected to be performed in FY18.
FY 19  ACCOMPLISHMENTS (based on the availability of funds)

  • Execute a Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement (FSCA)
  • Initiate Charette and develop Project Management Plan

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Nature Conservancy and Redwood National and State Parks have indicated interest in the Corps reevaluating the flood damage reduction project in support of their substantial efforts to restore Redwood Creek and its fisheries back to historical levels.  California State Coastal Conservancy and the California Department of Fish and Game have also expressed interest in the restoration study.  Humboldt County has expressed an interest in developing a feasibility level study to investigate the changing conditions in the study area, and indicated that they understand the two-phase planning process and are willing to participate in 50-50 cost sharing of feasibility phase studies.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 2ND District, Rep. Jarred Huffman

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, Arijs A. Rakstins, (415) 503-6720

Updated on 26 February 2018

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Contact

General Questions
415-503-6702
1455 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103