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Welcome to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Puget Sound Nearshore Projects site. This site reflects the efforts made by many groups contributing to the recovery of Puget Sound’s nearshore habitat through restoration and protection actions. The projects are clustered by three sources in the nearshore geographic region, 1) Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project, 2) Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program, and 3) Nearshore Salmon Projects. A full list of the projects and a description of each source is available on the left side of this page under “Projects.” To view a spatial distribution of the projects, click on the map below.
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Tahuya River Estuary (PSNERP)
: Proposed - 5/4/2010 to 5/31/2020
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The Tahuya River inlet is near the Great Bend of Hood Canal. In the past, the inlet supported a large estuary. To support logging and later a county road, an embankment was constructed across the mouth of the Tahuya River estuary, with only a short bridge where it crosses the Tahuya River channel. The embankment has constrained tidal flows and the formation of tidal channels. In addition, gravel fill material was placed on historic tidelands southwest of the bridge (now used as a helipad...