Clallam: Jimmycomelately Creek restoration work looms



BLYN -- Restoration of Jimmycomelately Creek is expected to get under way in the coming days and continue into November.

Jamestown S'Klallam tribe, state Department of Transportation, Clallam County Conservation District and state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials are working on the project, which is expected to improve fish habitat and lessen the threat of flooding along the creek.

Last week, the $3.5 million project reached a major milestone with a groundbreaking signaling the start of the work to restore the creek's historic estuary.

The estuary would provide a buffer between freshwater and saltwater at the south end of Sequim Bay.

According to restoration plans, 60,000 cubic yards of dirt will have to be removed in digging a new channel.

The contract for that work has been issued to Vision Builders of Port Angeles.

Work will continue until the rainy season begins in November.

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