Fish Passage Improvement at Crossing 3, Quiota Creek

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Passage Improvement
Project ID724457
Recovery DomainsS. California - S. Central CA Coast
Start Date05/01/2015
End Date03/03/2016
Year2011
StatusCompleted
Last Edited10/21/2021
 
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Description    


This project replaced an existing concrete low-flow (Arizona) crossing and degraded culvert with a 53-foot bottomless-arched culvert. Engineered Streambed Material (ESM) was placed in the stream channel and configured to simulate natural stream geometry. A single lane hot-mix asphalt road surface was constructed over the top of the bottomless-arched culvert connecting the existing road surface below and above the project area. Guardrails and bridge rails were installed to meet all County safety requirements. All exposed concrete of the bridge system was given an anti-graffiti treatment. Construction work occurred within the boundary of the designated project area including all grading, excavation, filling, stockpiling, and equipment access. The project complied with all terms within the FRGP Biological Opinion and all permit conditions. The project was completed as scheduled and approved.



Project finished ahead of schedule do to extra time being planned in case any issues arose such as permitting.

Project Benefit    


This project will help maintain instream flows within Quiota Creek, open upstream habitat for all size classes of steelhead/rainbow trout, and improve riparian cover and creek functionality. The new bridge at Crossing 3 will provide complete juvenile and adult passage throughout the determined range of fish passage flows of 1-148 cfs.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Fish Passage
  Barriers Removed 1 1
  Miles Opened 3.38 3.38

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$705,205
Other$194,078
Report Total:$899,283


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Worksites

7210945    


  • Worksite Identifier: 7210945
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Area Description
Arizona Crossing

Location Information

  • Basin: Central California Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: S. California - S. Central CA Coast
  • Latitude: 34.56186
  • Longitude: -120.0879

ESU

  • Southern California 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 2,186,722.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .04
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Cachuma Conservation Release Board, 2009, Quiota Creek Watershed Passage Enhancement Plan, Cachuma Conservation Release Board, prepared with assistance from HDR/FISHPRO, Santa Barbara, Ca.
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.2 Fish Passage ImprovementY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.2.a Fish Passage Funding 899,283.00
      •      . . . . C.2.b.1 Length of stream made accessible 3.38
      •      . . . . C.2.b.3 Type of blockage/barrier (LOV)
      •      . . . . C.2.b.4 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers impeding passage 1
      •      . . . . C.2.c.1 Fish passage blockages removed or altered (other than road crossings reported in C.2.f to C.2.i)Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.c.2 Number of blockages/impediments/barriers removed/altered 1
      •      . . . . C.2.g.1 Bridge installed or improved at road stream crossingY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.2.g.2 Number of bridges installed or improved/upgraded 1
        •      . . . . . . C.2.g.3 Miles of stream made accessible by bridge installation or improvement/upgrade 3.38