Steelhead Spawning Gravel Enhancement - Below Los Padres Dam

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat
Project ID724035
Recovery DomainsS. California - S. Central CA Coast
Start Date08/13/2013
End Date03/30/2017
Year2012
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


The project enhanced adult steelhead spawning and juvenile steelhead rearing habitat downstream of Los Padres Dam, by placing 1,500 tons imported gravel downstream of the dam. The goal was to increase the amount of available spawning and rearing habitat by approximately 50% up to five miles downstream of the dam, in the mainstem Carmel River between the Los Padres Dam and San Clemente Dam (now reroute channel). This was accomplished by purchasing gravel and delivering it to the site in the Carmel River downstream of Los Padres Dam. Surveys to monitor gravel dispersal and biological conditions were conducted annually.

Project Benefit    


Spawning and rearing habitat enhancement

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 5.00 5.00

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$167,781
Other$89,904
Report Total:$257,685


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Worksites

7210434    


  • Worksite Identifier: 7210434
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Area Description
Carmel River - gravel placement reach

Location Information

  • Basin: Central California Coastal
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  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: S. California - S. Central CA Coast
  • Latitude: 36.389
  • Longitude: -121.666

ESU

  • South-Central California Coast Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 696,255.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 5.00
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Carmel River Watershed Conservatory, 2007, Carmel River Watershed Assessment & Action Plan – 2007 Action Plan Matrix”, Carmel River Watershed Conservatory, Carmel, CA
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding 257,685.00
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated 5.00
      •      . . . . C.4.f.1 Spawning gravel placementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.f.2 Miles of stream treated with addition of spawning gravel 5.00
        •      . . . . . . C.4.f.3 Cubic yards of spawning gravel placed1500 (Cubic yards)