Walters Stream Restoration

The Wahkiakum Conservation District will use this grant to restore 600 feet of the bank along Skamokawa Creek, which runs through a farm managed by Kay Walters. Work will include placing tree root wads, logs and logjams in the stream to help stabilize the bank and slow the stream, creating places for fish to rest, feed and hide from predators. Crews also will shape the bank, plant it and add a fence to separate the farm from the stream, improving water quality. During the 2006 election day storm, 3,000 yards of fine sandy loam, two farm implements and several hundred feet of fence were washed into Skamokawa Creek, burying the creek's gravel bed and wiping out a strip of grass that once separated livestock holding areas from the creek. 

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Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board SalmonPORT

Restoration Project Type: 
Restoration Categories: 
Land acquisition status: 
Restoration actions status: 
Tidal re-connection: 
Year(s): 
2007 to 2012
Status: 
Complete
Location
State: 
WA
Reach: 
B
Impact
Total acres restored: 
2
Actual miles restored: 
1
Funding: 
Funder: