Folchi Meadow Restoration

Restore the meadow; stream and riparian ecosystems in the Folchi Sub Watershed of Carman Creek Watershed. The project is to remove railroad grade on the north side of the valley to reconnect ephemeral and intermittent drainages that have been disconnected by the rail road gradeconstruction. Obliterate the gully (existing channel) through approximately 1 mile of Folchi Valley using a combination of off-site material and locally generated (in channel) material to intermittently fill the existing channel. This will reconnect the stream with the historic channels on the meadow surface and the floodplain.
Sponsoring Agency
U.S. Forest Service
Primary Contact
Randy Westmoreland
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DAC Benefit
DWR Resource Management Strategies
Ecosystem restoration, Flood management, Forest management, Pollution prevention, Recharge area protection, Sediment management, Wastewater/NPDES, Water and culture, Water-dependent recreation, Watershed management
Project Objectives
Build communication and collaboration among water resources stakeholders, Effectively address climate change adaptation and/or mitigation in water resources management, Protect, restore, and enhance the quality of surface and groundwater resources, Reduce potential for catastrophic wildland fires in the region, Restore natural hydrologic functions, Work with counties/communities/groups to maintain capacity for water-related projects
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Potential Benefits
Assist the region in adapting to effects of climate change, Drought Preparedness
Project Owner

To the owner of Folchi Meadow Restoration

1 resource

  • FMW-14 1 file Added 27 Aug 2016 Folchi Meadow project