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California Gulch NRDAR Arkansas River In-Stream Habitat Restoration

Dates

Start Date
2010
End Date
2014

Summary

Background information. Settlement funds from the California Gulch Superfund site have been used to improve instream aquatic habitat and increase brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations in the Arkansas River. The upper Arkansas River Basin is a high-elevation mountain river that supports trout populations. Historically characterized by a relatively narrow channel with fast moving water, recent degradation of the upper Arkansas River due to historic land-use practices have contributed to an altered river channel and a decrease in important habitat features for trout, such as deep-water pools. This restoration project was designed to address three major issues: bank erosion, altered river channel morphology, and degraded instream trout [...]

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Project Extension

parts
typeRestoration Type
valueIn-stream restoration
typeTotal Project Expenditures (2014 dollars)
value$3,244,000
typeJob-Years
value49.5 (15.3 per $1M)
typeLabor Income (2014 dollars)
value$3,119,000 ($961K per $1M)
typeValue Added (2014 dollars)
value$4,600,000 ($1.4M per $1M)
typeEconomic Output (2014 dollars)
value$9,060,000 ($2.8M per $1M)
typePercent of Expenditures Spent Locally
value54%
typeLocal Project Expenditures (2014 dollars)
value$1,763,000
typeLocal Job-Years
value25
typeLocal Labor Income (2014 dollars)
value$1,268,000
typeLocal Value Added (2014 dollars)
value$1,667,000
typeLocal Economic Output (2014 dollars)
value$3,261,000
typeEconomy Extent
valueNational Economic Impacts

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