Lower Canyon Creek Restoration

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Canyon Creek Watershed enters the North Fork Nooksack Floodplain by crossing an alluvial fan, past the Glacier Springs Sub-division. Historically this portion of the system has attracted high spawning concentrations of North Fork Chinook salmon. Habitat conditions declined with debris floods in 1989 and 1990, and in response construction of a levee and constrictions in 1990 and 1994, resulting in creation of a fish passage barrier. Whatcom County Public Works is leading several phases of work to set back the levee, and introduce engineered log jams in an attept to recover fish passage, and improve spawning habitat for the North Fork population, now listed as threatened under The Endangered Species Act.

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