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Salt River Restoration, Sec 206

SALT RIVER RESTORATION PROJECT
CONTINUING AUTHORITY, SECTION 206

Project location and description

The Salt River is a tributary of the Eel River located near the town of Ferndale, in Humboldt County, California. It originates in the Wildcat Mountains, flows across the Eel River delta, and joins the Eel River approximately one mile from the Pacific Ocean. This area lies in the fourth largest estuary in California and provides habitat for a number of federal or state-listed endangered species—e.g., the Brown Pelican and Peregrine Falcon. The goal of this project is to restore approximately two miles of riparian and wetland habitats within the Salt River watershed. This area has experienced major ecosystem degradation because of excessive sedimentation that leads to drainage problems. Project solutions under consideration include tide-gate removal, dredging to control excess sedimentation, and riparian restoration. The proposed project is expected to have the added benefit of incidental flood reduction that will reduce infrastructure damage.

Total funding

 

 

 

TOTAL COST

                     $    7,692,000

FEDERAL COST

                     $    5,000,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

                     $    2,692,000

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2013

                     $    1,006,000

AARA

                     $                 0

FY 2014 BUDGET

                     $       308,00 0

COST TO COMPLETE

                     $    3,994,000        

FY 13 accomplishments (are based on the availability of funds)

  • Coordinate with the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS) to support the development of the design documents and Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR).

FY 14 accomplishments       

  • Support the completion of the non-federal design documents and the EIS/EIR.
  • On completion of the non-federal documents, the USACE would develop the DPR.
  • Project Delivery Team (PDT) would develop the Detailed Project Report (DPR) to determine the preferred project alternatives and environmental assessment. 

Issues and other information

  • The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District is the NFS.
  • This project did not receive funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Title IV, Pub. L. No. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115, Feb. 17, 2009.
  • The project Preliminary Restoration Plan was approved by the South Pacific Division (SPD) in May 2003.
  • The Without-Project Conditions Report was approved by the SPD in June 2008.
  • With the approval of the DPR (approximately one year to complete), finalize the Plans and Specifications (P&S) and start project construction.

Congressional districts

  • 2nd District, Rep. Jared Huffman

Point of contact

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

Updated on 01 MAY 2013

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