The Shinglebolt Slough restoration project is the first integrated floodplain management project funded under the Community Floodplain Solutions (CFS) program. This project is made possible through the voluntary sale and acquisition of private land along Shinglebolt Slough (next to the Skykomish River just south of the city of Sultan, near the 311th Ave SE bridge).
Project benefits include:
The Skykomish River and floodplain near Sultan is a dynamic reach where the mainstem migrates and splits with actively connected channels across the floodplain. Floodplain side channels in this reach provide key habitat for threatened salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing. Recurring flooding and geomorphic changes also threaten floodplain residents and agricultural productivity.
The Shinglebolt Slough project is a mainstem, off channel, riparian, and floodplain restoration project. The project is located along the Skykomish River mainstem and active floodplain.
The Shinglebolt Slough project goals are to:
Desired project outcomes are:
Snohomish County and consultants are meeting with local stakeholders to gather input on the restoration project design.
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