Ebright Creek Fish Passage

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This project page features the most recent activities on the project. For more details on the project click here.

The goal of the project is to restore the Ebright Creek crossing at East Lake Sammamish Parkway to allow fish, especially native Kokanee salmon, to swim upstream. To achieve this, the project will remove the two existing 30-inch concrete culvert pipes and replace them with a fully fish passable box culvert. The approximate cost to design and construct is $2 million. Construction is planned for Summer 2021.

This project page features the most recent activities on the project. For more details on the project click here.

The goal of the project is to restore the Ebright Creek crossing at East Lake Sammamish Parkway to allow fish, especially native Kokanee salmon, to swim upstream. To achieve this, the project will remove the two existing 30-inch concrete culvert pipes and replace them with a fully fish passable box culvert. The approximate cost to design and construct is $2 million. Construction is planned for Summer 2021.

  • Project Update - August 2020

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    04 September, 2020
    • Continuing to address 60% comments from project constituents, including the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board, King County, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Sammamish Plateau Water, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
    • Started working on temporary construction easements.
    • Started coordinating with King County on a Special Use Permit for construction staging.
    • Continuing to incorporate comments and refine project plans for 90% design.
    • Continuing to coordinate with utility providers.
  • It's Salmon SEEson!

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    21 August, 2020
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    Consider visiting Ebright Creek during Salmon SEEson to view the salmon in their natural habitat. More info on other viewing sites and directions/parking is provided below.

    Fall is coming and salmon will be returning to streams and rivers throughout King County to spawn. The 14th annual Salmon SEEson program will run from late August through November, promoting self-guided salmon viewing sites as well as virtual tour opportunities. If you decide to visit a self-guided site near you, please remember to recreate responsibly: plan ahead, practice physical distancing, wear a mask, choose a site near you, leave no trace, and contribute to an inclusive experience for all. Check out the Salmon SEEson website for more information on self-guided and virtual viewing opportunities!

    *This information was re-posted from the WRIA 8 update. You can subscribe to their newsletter at www.govlink.org/watersheds/8/news/.

  • Project Update - July 2020

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    31 July, 2020
    • 1st draft 60% design complete, view the 60% plan set here.
    • Project was awarded a WRIA 8 Cooperative Watershed Management Grant, in the amount of $85,685.
  • Project Update - June 2020

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    31 July, 2020
    • The team expects 60% design completion this summer. The consultant is refining the design and working on utility coordination.
    • Submitted the Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application to the Army Corps of Engineers.
    • Project was selected for a WRIA 8 Cooperative Watershed Management Grant, in the amount of $85,685. Award is contingent on King County Flood Control District approval.
    • Submitted the final application for construction funding in the amount of $450,000 from the 2021-2023 Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board Grant. 30% cost estimate for construction is $1.6 million.
    • Completed on-site work to determine depth of the sewer line. Project team is continuing to coordinate with utility owners.
    • The Hydraulic Project Approval was issued by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on 6/23/2020.
  • Project Update - March 2020

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    31 July, 2020
    • Over the past few months the project completed data collection, analysis, and selected a preferred alternative.
    • Draft 30% design plans were prepared and reviewed internally.
    • The team is preparing to submit the Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application with the Army Corps of Engineers.
    • Project was selected to submit a final application for the 2021-2023 Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board Grant, due in May.
  • Project Update - November 2019

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    31 July, 2020
    • Project team held the project kick-off meeting.
    • During the following months the team will begin data collection and surveying.
    • We will also be pursuing a grant with the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board for construction funding.