DRY CREEK (WARM SPRINGS DAM) ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION
PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION:
The project is located along Dry Creek, below USACE Warm Springs Dam (WSD) and near the City of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, CA. The project will restore approximately 47 acres of stream, floodplain and riparian habitat along 2.6 miles of stream. Restoration measures include increasing habitat complexity and improving hydrologic connectivity with the floodplain by constructing combinations of riffles, large wood structures, backwaters, side channels, and alcoves pool features. Riparian habitat will be improved through invasive species reduction and riparian revegetation with native species.
TOTAL COST $ 48,138,000
FEDERAL COST $ 30,784,000
NON-FEDERAL COST $ 17,354,000
TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2019 $ 3,385,000
FY 2020 BUDGET $ 500,000
Includes Feasibility (50/50) and PED (75/25) funding.
FY 19 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Directors Report signed on 29 March 2019.
- PED Design Agreement executed on 22 April 2019.
- Initiated PED and Project Designs.
- Complete Project 60% designs.
FY 20 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Complete Draft 99% designs.
- Execute Construction PPA (funding dependent).
FY 21 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Complete 100% designs.
- Initiate Phase 1 (of three) of Construction.
ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION
- The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
- A Biological Opinion (BO), issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service, mandates that SCWA and USACE perform various Reasonable and Prudent Measures to save threatened and endangered salmonid species. Implementation of this ecosystem restoration project will help comply with these BO requirements.
- Construction will be competed in three subphases and each subphase is scheduled for two construction seasons. The first subphase of construction is scheduled to occur in 2021-2022.
- 2nd District, Rep. Jared Huffman
- 5th District, Rep. Mike Thompson
POINT OF CONTACT
- Deputy for Project Management, Edwin S. Townsley, (415) 503-6593.
Updated on 1 January 2020
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