Cecchetti Road Crossing Design Program

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project ID725253
Recovery DomainsS. California - S. Central CA Coast
Start Date06/30/2017
End Date02/26/2019
Last Edited11/05/2021
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Only design alternative was completed and a preferred alternative chosen for the Cecchetti Rd crossing barrier which is an Arizona type crossing w/ a culvert. Grant was terminated with the majority of funds not spend due to the County requiring additional surveys/investigations after the design alternative was chosen. Despite the Grantee stating that they were in close communication with the project this information was never provided by the County in time to budget for it.

Project Benefit    

Designs will develop a plan to allow access to upstream of Cechetti Road for an increase in spawning and cover for Steelhead.


Metric Completed Originally

Funding Details

Report Total:$58,817

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: 7211416
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Area Description
Cecchetti Road Crossing

Location Information

  • Basin: Central California Coastal
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  • Watershed:
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  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: S. California - S. Central CA Coast
  • Latitude: 35.148528
  • Longitude: -120.533583


  • South-Central California Coast Steelhead DPS




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 195,497.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 55,000.0
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 58,817.00
      •      . . . . B.1.b.11 Engineering/design work for restoration projectsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.a
          Name of plan implemented
          South-Central CA Steelhead Recovery Plan (NOAA Final Sept 2013)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.11.b
          Description and scope of the plan implemented
          NOAA Fisheries listed steelhead as a threatened species in San Luis Obispo County in August 1997. There has been a tremendous decline in the abundance of steelhead due to fish passage limitations, which was historically plentiful throughout the Arroyo Grande Creek watershed. In recent years, steelhead trout have been observed in both the Arroyo Grande Creek and a tributary to Arroyo Grande Creek, Los Berros Creek, exceeding lengths of 28 inches. Young of the year steelhead trout have also been located at the edge water of pools as well. This signifies that despite habitat impairment, the habitat is still producing all age classes of anadromous fish.