Mendocino Railway Sediment Source and Fish Passage Assessment

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project ID723424
Recovery DomainsN Central California Coast
Start Date06/01/2010
End Date04/18/2013
Last Edited05/08/2024
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Identified 225 man made stream crossing features along 40 miles of railroad that could contribute sediment. Identified features included stream crossings, ditch relief culverts, road drainage discharge points, springs, landslides, and eroding banks. Future prevention solution treatments were provided for 162 of those features. 10 stream crossings were identified as possible barriers, 4 of those were determined to occur on fish barring streams and analyzed for passage at different flows.

Project Benefit    

Conduct a complete sediment source and fish passage inventory and assessment of the Skunk Train Rail Line, which runs from Fort Bragg to Willits, and provide detailed costs and comparisons for fish passage.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

Report Total:$88,329

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: 7209377
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Area Description
Big-Navarro-Garcia adn Lower Eel HUC8 - sediment source and fish passage planning

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal (180101)
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  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N Central California Coast
  • Latitude: 39.805547
  • Longitude: -123.621048


  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 88,329.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 72.7
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 88,329.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.12 Developing restoration/action planY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.12.a
          Name of plan developed
          Mendocino Railway Sediment Source and Fish Passage Assessment
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.12.b
          Description and scope of the plan developed
          Sediment source assessment to identify railroad related erosion and sediment delivery features, and fish passage barriers, along the 40 mile length of the Skunk Train rail line between the towns of Fort Bragg & Willits in Mendocino County, CA.