In mid-October 2013 three coffer dams were removed from the Salt River creating a new 300-acre tidal marsh area. The Salt River channel will benefit as the new tidal marsh area maintains the river’s width and depth, enhancing habitat and migratory conditions for Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead Trout, and Coastal Cutthroat Trout.
|Humboldt County Resource Conservation District – Salt River Watershed Council|
|Salt River Project Resurrects Lower Eel River Tributary |
By Scott Greacen, Published in EcoNews, December 2013.
Scott Greacen interviews Doreen Hansen, watershed coordinator for the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District, about the recently completed Salt River project on the lower Eel River.