US Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District

Dry Creek (Warm Springs Dam) Restoration

DRY CREEK (WARM SPRINGS) RESTORATION
INVESTIGATIONS

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 FUNDING

            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

            COST TO COMPLETE                                                                          $     27,399,000
            1 Includes Feasibility (50/50) and PED (75/25) funding.

FY 19 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Complete Directors Report (NLT April 2019 per 3x3x3 time exemption approval by ASA(CW)
  • Initiate PED Phase
  • Execute PED Design Agreement
  • Complete Project 60% designs

FY 20 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Complete Draft 99% designs
  • Execute PPA

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) 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.
  • Project received PED in advance of completing feasibility. The Directors Report is expected NLT April 2019 and Design Agreement is scheduled to execute in May 2019.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 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 31 January 2019

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Contact

General Questions
415-503-6708
450 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102