Update – Dutch Slough Restoration Project. The Emerson Parcel – July 2021

California Department of Water Resources
Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration Project

Work will begin this month on additional restoration activities that include levee breaching, construction of water control structures, and re-routing Marsh Creek to restore the creek delta on the Emerson parcel, providing seasonal freshwater flow cues to out-migrating salmon.

The new route for Marsh Creek will replace the straightened, channelized stream bed (approximately 1.25 miles) with sinuous dendritic channels (approximately 2.5 miles).

Increase habitat for sensitive native species (Chinook salmon, Sacramento splittail, California Black Rail,  Swainson’s Hawk, Loggerhead Shrike,  Tricolored blackbird) 

A new trail system will circumnavigate the Emerson parcel along the existing levee road.

The work is tentatively scheduled to be completed by the end of November, 2021. There are plans to close the Marsh Creek trail for 1.5-2 weeks in early/mid-October.

New Marsh Creek Route
Restored marsh

About Kevin

Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-UPI, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Trustee RD 2137, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction
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