Levee Removal

Lockwood Creek Restoration, Clark Pub. Utilities

The Lockwood Creek LWD placement project will place a minimum of 50 pieces of LWD into the lower one mile of stream channel in order to increase channel complexity and to elevate the stream to reconnect to adjacent wetlands. This project is a companion to our SRFB application being submitted to restore the riparian habitat on the same property.

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Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board SalmonPORT

Lewis River East Fork - Clark County Floodplain Restoration

Clark County will use this grant to remove .37 mile of levee on the east fork of the Lewis River and fill associated drainage ditches that drain floodplain wetlands. These activities will restore the floodplain and the river's ability to migrate as well as restore wetland function and habitat. Crews will replant wetland and floodplain vegetation near the levee and filled ditch. Clark County will contribute $20,000 in cash and donated labor. associated drainage ditches that drain floodplain wetlands.

Batwater Station

The Batwater Station project site is located near River Mile 57 of the Columbia River, in Columbia County, Oregon. The site is located along Bradbury Slough, across from the southeastern tip of Crims Island. The site is 64.2 acres and is owned by a private landowner. Forty-five acres of the site exist behind a private levee with two tide gates. In addition to preventing salmonid access to the property, the levee has muted the tidal prism at the site and altered the site’s natural processes.

Lockwood Creek Recovery Enhancement

The Lockwood Creek recovery/habitat enhancement project is located upstream of the bridge at the mouth of the Creek, where it empties into the East Fork Lewis River, and extends approximately 3,135 ft. This reach of stream has been diked on both sides restricting the floodway & causing the channel to downcut. This project will focus on the removal of the dike on the south side of the stream, recreate the floodway, & vegetate with native species indicative of Puyallup soil type (i.e. cottonwood, black hawthorne, willow and native grasses). Livestock exclusion will also be installed.

Grays Bay - Deep River Confluence Acquisition & Restoration

This multiphase project acquires and restores two separate but adjacent diked floodplain parcels totaling 70 acres along the west side of lower Deep River at the confluence with Gray’s Bay.  Planned restoration work includes breaching a dike to restore tidal access and restoring native vegetation.

Funding for the initial parcel acquisition was provided by Bonneville Power Administration.

Grays Bay - Johnson Farm Restoration

Restoration at the Johnson Farm site is part of the Columbia Land Trust and other conservation partner's larger Gray's Bay Conservation Effort, which began in 2003. The Estuary Partnership has supported this effort by providing funding for acquisition, restoration and monitoring at various sites. A majority of the initial work has now been completed; on-going maintenance and monitoring will continue for many years.  Overall, the Grays Bay project set out to accomplish the following goals: