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Pavel, joseph

  1. 1. Skokomish EstuarySkokomish Estuary RestorationRestoration Skokomish TribeSkokomish Tribe Department of Natural ResourcesDepartment of Natural Resources
  2. 2. Skokomish Watershed MapSkokomish Watershed Map  240 sq miles240 sq miles  80 miles or80 miles or riverriver tributariestributaries  Enters HoodEnters Hood CanalCanal Anna’s BayAnna’s Bay
  3. 3.  UpperUpper watershedwatershed  LowerLower watershedwatershed  LargestLargest river inriver in HoodHood Canal (LowCanal (Low DO)DO)
  4. 4. Skokomish RiverSkokomish River  Sedimentation of the Skokomish River channelSedimentation of the Skokomish River channel  Frequent floodingFrequent flooding  Impact to Skokomish Tribe/Valley residentsImpact to Skokomish Tribe/Valley residents  Change to ecosystem structures, functions andChange to ecosystem structures, functions and processes; and degradation of fish and wildlifeprocesses; and degradation of fish and wildlife habitat including ESA.habitat including ESA.
  5. 5. Skokomish Estuary ProjectSkokomish Estuary Project  Sponsor is the Skokomish TribeSponsor is the Skokomish Tribe  PartnersPartners  Goal: Restore historic and natural estuarineGoal: Restore historic and natural estuarine form and functionform and function  Restore tidal and riverine processes: PhysicalRestore tidal and riverine processes: Physical processes.processes.  Restore habitat for biological communities: fish,Restore habitat for biological communities: fish, shellfish, shore birds, and vegetation.shellfish, shore birds, and vegetation.  Improve water quality in lower Hood CanalImprove water quality in lower Hood Canal
  6. 6. Project AreaProject Area
  7. 7. Background of the Project SiteBackground of the Project Site  Within The Skokomish ReservationWithin The Skokomish Reservation  Nalley FarmNalley Farm  Tacoma Public UtilityTacoma Public Utility
  8. 8. Phase IPhase I  Implemented in 2007Implemented in 2007  Approximately 1 mile/road of dike removedApproximately 1 mile/road of dike removed  3000 foot walk way constructed3000 foot walk way constructed  Tidal channels notchedTidal channels notched  108 acres restored108 acres restored
  9. 9. Phase I Project DesignPhase I Project Design
  10. 10. BoardwalkBoardwalk
  11. 11. V-Notch ConstructionV-Notch Construction
  12. 12. Opening the NotchOpening the Notch
  13. 13. Phase I notch feature 1 year laterPhase I notch feature 1 year later
  14. 14. Re-colonization of salt marsh vegetationRe-colonization of salt marsh vegetation 2008 Phase I 20102008 Phase I 2010
  15. 15. Phase IIPhase II  Implemented in 2010Implemented in 2010  200 foot temporary bridge200 foot temporary bridge  Over 2 miles Dike removedOver 2 miles Dike removed  14,000 feet ditches filled14,000 feet ditches filled  Culverts/tide gates removedCulverts/tide gates removed  PUD polls replaced and TPU tower padsPUD polls replaced and TPU tower pads  NotchesNotches
  16. 16. Phase II DesignPhase II Design
  17. 17. Dike ExcavationDike Excavation
  18. 18. Southeastern notch re-openedSoutheastern notch re-opened
  19. 19. NotchNotch
  20. 20. New PUD polls/TPU padsNew PUD polls/TPU pads
  21. 21. Tidal energyTidal energy
  22. 22. North face notchNorth face notch
  23. 23. Questions?Questions?

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