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Catholic Creek 101

Total Watershed Acres: 7,800

Ownership: 86% private

Land Cover: 68% cropland

Objectives

  1. Restore Flow
  2. Reduce Water Temperature
  3. Increase Habitat Diversity
  4. Decreased Sediment Load
  5. Improve Water Quality

Steelhead Habitat Restoration Needs

In order to restore and improve the steelhead habitat within the watershed the following treatments are needed:

A – Improve riparian condition – 33.5 miles riparian restoration.
B – Reduce Stream bank Erosion – 12.8 miles stream bank protection.
B – Restore Floodplain Access and Reconnect Channel – 0.5 miles.
C – Improve watershed hydrology - Install 15 acres wetland enhancements, 40 acres upland grass/forb planting, and 60 acres upland tree planting.
D – Reduce sediment delivery to streams from uplands – 2,204 acres upland treatment.
E – Remove or retrofit fish barriers – remove 7 barriers restoring 1.25 miles of access.
E – Reduce Road Associated Sediment Delivery to the Stream - 116 miles road improvements.

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