Abbott Levee Habitat Improvement Project

Summary

Construction was completed in August of 2021. The project consisted of installing woody habitat structures and engineered log jams to increase habitat value and arrest ongoing erosion. Revegetation will occur during Winter / Spring of 2022.

Contact Us

  1. Daniel Goger, PE


    Project Engineer
    (360) 815-8304
    dgoger@co.whatcom.wa.us

    322 North Commercial Street, Suite 120
    Bellingham, Washington 98225

Project Overview:

  • Status: Complete
  • Next Steps: Revegetation
  • Consultant / Engineer: Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC)
  • Construction Contractor: Strider Construction
  • Construction cost: $585,000

Completed salmon habitat restoration and protection of the Abbott Levee

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Completed salmon habitat restoration and protection of the Abbott Levee

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Project Benefits

  • Improve Salmon and Riparian Habitat
  • Reduce Erosion threatening Levee and Road

During the winter of 2014-2015, rip rap protecting the river’s left bank scoured out in the vicinity of Abbott Road and Levee. Since then, the bank has eroded approximately 150 feet. Prior to this project, erosion eliminated much of the existing habitat and vegetation and threatened the stability of the Abbott Levee.  

Abbott Levee Habitat Improvement Project kickoff meeting.

Project kickoff meeting on site.

Pre-construction Nooksack River at Abbott Levee and Road

Nooksack River at Abbott Levee and Road
Nooksack River at Abbott Levee and Road
Nooksack River at Abbott Levee and Road