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Toxics Cleanup Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration

BNSF Skykomish NRD Settlement Restoration Sites

Drainage District 6 Restoration Feasibility Study


Map of Drainage Ditch 6 Area
This project provided funding for the City of Everett to complete a feasibility study for a tidal marsh restoration project within the former Drainage District 6. The project evaluated design alternatives for dike breaching and tidal marsh restoration of about 300 acres.

The consultant:
  • Developed conceptual alternatives,
  • Identified and addressed data gaps relating to the physical and biological data to evaluate the alternative,
  • Refined and evaluated the restoration alternatives, and
  • Recommended a preferred alternative.

The study provided a predictive review of the preferred alternative and performed hydrometric modeling to estimate the habitat benefit of the preferred alternative.


Paul B. Crane,
City of Everett