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Presentation by Yakima Tribal Fisheries
January 16, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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As part of SCOL’s land stewardship efforts, in 2022 KCC partnered with Yakima Tribal Fisheries on a project to assess the year round stream flow, temperature, and retention level of water in our meadow by the house and barn. During most of the past ownership of this property, the meadow was channelled and drained to grow grain for cattle ranching. This alteration contributed to a rise in water temperature in Carrols Creek, a tributary of the Little Klickitat River, which affects the natural production of fish in the watershed. The first phase of the Carrols Creek Meadow Project has been for Tribal Fisheries to collect data and then offer KCC recommendations for improvements to the meadow.
On Tuesday, January 16th at 10:30am, the Yakama Nation Fisheries will be presenting their Conceptual Design for Carrols Creek restoration. The focus of this restoration is to improve water quality conditions on Carrols Creek. This will ultimately deliver cooler water temperatures and greater streamflow during the critical summer season to the Little Klickitat Watershed. The proposed design aims to recharge groundwater in the ~60 acre meadow and restore native meadow vegetation to assist in mitigating elevated water temperatures in the basin.
Anyone interested in the ecology at SCOL is welcome to join. The presentation will be recorded and available to watch later on the KCC website. The “Connect to Zoom” button will appear below 15 minutes before the presentation (10:15 AM). If it does not appear, please refresh your browser window.