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The Sammamish City Council adopted the 2017 to 2022 Six-Year Stormwater Capital Improvement Plan, which identifies the Ebright Creek Fish Passage project. 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.
The project was awarded a $352,100 grant for design from the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board. View the project snapshot through the Recreation and Conservation Office. More information on this program is available at https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/fbrb.
The project was awarded a $85,685 from the King County Cooperative Watershed Management Grant. More information on this program is available at https://www.govlink.org/watersheds/8/funding/default.aspx#cwm.
The Ebright Creek Enhancement Plan was completed by David Evans and Associates, Inc. in 2012. It provides background information on hydraulic monitoring, stream alignment, and coordination for the project.
Additional files on kokanee salmon are available from King County at https://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/animals-and-plants/salmon-and-trout/kokanee/documents.aspx.
Ebright Creek monitoring information is available here.
This project will require coordination with King County on their culvert replacement for the East Lake Sammamish Regional Trail, South Sammamish Segment B. Information related to their project is available here.