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Santa Rosa Creek Ecosystem Restoration

SANTA ROSA CREEK ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION
INVESTIGATIONS

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

The Santa Rosa Creek watershed encompasses approximately 80 square miles in Sonoma County, California, including the City of Santa Rosa. Santa Rosa Creek, a tributary to the Russian River, was channelized by the Soil Conservation Service in the 1960s with resultant habitat loss. The Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS) initiated this study in 1999 to restore the degraded areas and re-establish parts of the creek as an area to restore salmonid spawning habitat. A draft hydrologic study, completed in August 2002, concluded that the predicted one-percent flows on the Santa Rosa Creek significantly exceed the current capacity of the existing flood-control structures. The NFS has reviewed the Corps’ Hydrologic study and has requested that flood-damage reduction measures be incorporated into this study.

TOTAL FUNDING

 

 

 

TOTAL COST

                 $     5,252,000

FEDERAL COST

                 $     2,752,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

                 $     2,500,000

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2015

                 $     1,703,000

ARRA FUNDING

                 $                   0

FY 2016 BUDGET

                 $                   0

COST TO COMPLETE

                 $                   0


FY 15 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • The study did not receive funding in FY15.
  • USACE and NFS agree to close study because of lack of funds

FY 16 accomplishments (based on the availability of funds)

  • Close Project

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • At the Feasibility Scoping Meeting (FSM), it would be determined if a flood-damage-reduction component should be added to the study. If this component is added, it could result in a nine-year Feasibility Study (FS), requiring funding at an average of $500,000 per year.
  • The District received FEMA funds to provide data for floodplain delineation mapping.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 2nd District, Rep. Jared Huffman
  • 5th District, Rep. Mike Thompson

POINT OF CONTACT

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

Updated on 23 February 2015

 

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