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Program: Stream Flow Enhancement

Bond: Proposition 1
Sub-Program: Stream Flow Enhancement
Agency of Appropriation: Wildlife Conservation Board
Guideline Status: Final Guideline Link: Open Guideline File

  • Description (click to expand)
    • California voters approved the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1). Proposition 1 authorized the Legislature to appropriate $200 million to the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) to administer the California Stream Flow Enhancement Program (Program). The Program awards grant funding on a competitive basis to projects representing the mission of the WCB and address the three goals of the California Water Action Plan: reliability, restoration, and resilience. Funding is directed to projects predicted to result in significant enhancement to the amount, timing and/or quality of water available for anadromous fish, special status, threatened, endangered or at risk species; or provide resilience to climate change.

      Specifically, the goals of the Program are to:

      • Support projects that lead to meaningful increases in the availability and quality of water in streams, particularly by protecting and restoring functional ecological flows for streams and wetlands identified as priority for fish and wildlife.

      • Support projects that work to remove key barriers to securing enhanced flows for nature (e.g., by making it easier to change the timing of flows as needed, crafting long-term programs that allow for short-term leases/transfers for nature, or streamlining processes for long-term transfers of water for stream flow)

      • Support projects that allocate resources for infrastructure (e.g., gauges) for evaluating streamflow conditions in California’s streams that help better understand how streamflow conditions respond to efforts to improve flows.


Advancing Flow Enhancement Measurement Capabilities from Forest Restoration in Northern California
Alameda Creek Fish Passage
Alliance Redwoods Water Conservation
Arundo Removal at the Sespe Cienega
Baseflow Monitoring for Stream Flow Enhancement Project Planning and Evaluation in San Luis Obispo County
Battle Creek Section 1707 Dedication
Battle Creek, Tompkins Water Right Acquisition
Butano Creek Stream Flow Improvement Planning
Butte Creek House Meadow Restoration Planning
Central Valley Arundo Mapping and Impact Assessment Project
Community Water Management Planning in Browns and Tule Creek
Decision Support Tool for Flow Enhancement in Green Valley, Atascadero and Dutch Bill Creeks
Deer Creek Instream Flow Planning and Design
Deer Creek Meadow and Gurnsey Creek Restoration Planning
Developing Efficiencies for Instream Dedication
Domestic and Agricultural Water Efficiency Design Program
Dominie Creek and Rowdy Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project
Dos Rios Section 1707 Project
Dry Meadow Restoration Project
Ecological Flow Assessment of Middle and North Fork Eel River Tributaries
Environmental Flow Recommendations to Support Flow Enhancement Implementation in Two California Watersheds
Escuela Ranch Water Resilience and Flow Enhancement Planning
Evan's Spring Analysis and Design, Phase 2
Farmers Ditch Water Use Efficiency and Flow Enhancement Planning
Flow Availability Analysis for Mark West Creek
Forest Management Strategies to Increase Stream Flow
French Meadow Watershed Restoration
Green Gulch Creek Water Conservation
Green Gulch Farm Water Storage and Flow Enhancement Planning
Green Valley Creek Rural Water Conservation Project
Green Valley Creek Rural Water Conservation Project, Phase II
Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration, Phase III and IV
Hart Ranch Instream Flow Enhancement
Hat Creek Enhancement Project
Huseman Ditch Association Pipeline, Phase 3
Integrated Water Strategies for Flow Enhancement in the Ventura River Watershed
Integrated Water Strategies to Enhance Flows in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties
Interagency Agreement with SWRCB for Analytical Services
Lagunitas Creek Floodplain Activation Flow Assessment
Little Butano Creek Flow Enhancement, Butano State Park
Little Shasta River Flow Enhancement Planning
Lower Atascadero and Green Valley Creek Flow and Habitat Enhancement Master Plan
Lower Battle Creek Scoping Study
Lower Bear Creek Slough Enhancement
Lower Perazzo Meadow Restoration
Lower Prairie Creek Floodplain Restoration Design
Mad River Enhancement
Mark West Creek Flow Enhancement
Marshall Ranch Flow Enhancement
Marshall Ranch Flow Enhancement Design
Martin Slough Flow Enhancement Planning
Mattole Headwaters Streamflow Enhancement Implementation Project
Mattole Headwaters Streamflow Enhancement Planning Project
McKee Creek Bedrock and Inset Floodplain Stream Flow Enhancement
McKee Creek Conservation and Stream Flow Enhancement (Acquisition)
McKee Creek Conservation and Stream Flow Enhancement (Restoration)
Mill Creek Water Storage for Flow Enhancement
Mill Creek Watershed Flow Enhancement Study
Modeling Actual Stream Flows Statewide
Mt. Gilead Water Conservation and Flow Improvement Design
Napa River and Bear Creek Tributary Restoration
Navarro River and Outlet Creek Flow Enhancement Planning
Navarro River Large Wood Augmentation
Navarro River Streamflow Enahancement Implementation Project
Navarro River Watershed – Plan for Streamflow Optimization and Enhancement
Navarro River Watershed Streamflow Enhancement
North Fork Lost River Flow and Habitat Enhancement
Online Water Availability Tool
Oroville Wildlife Area Floodplain Reconnection and Habitat
Oroville Wildlife Area Restoration Project
Oroville Wildlife Area Restoration Project, Phase II
Otay Valley Regional Park Hydrology Study and Restoration Planning
Outlet Creek Flow Enhancement Design
Outlet Creek Streamflow Enhancement Project
Parks Creek Flow Enhancement and Fish Passage
Pena Creek Flow Enhancement Prioritization
Peters Creek Flow Enhancement
Pine Gulch Water Rights and Instream Flow Enhancement
Porter Creek Stream Flow Enhancement Project, Phase II
Porter Creek Streamflow Enhancement Project
Putah-Cache Watershed Arundo Eradication
Putah-Cache Watershed Arundo Eradication Program, Phase 1
Rancheria Creek Stream Flow Enhancement and Restoration
Rancho Canada Carmel River Flow Enhancement
Reconnecting Stream Flows in the Lower Eel River Delta
Reducing Limiting Factors in the San Lorenzo River Lagoon
Redwood Creek Enhancement Planning
Redwood Creek Floodplain Restoration Design
Russian River Watershed Stream Gauging
Salinas River Arundo Eradication Project, Phase IV
Salmon Creek School Water Conservation
Salmonid Habitat 1707 Petition on East Fork Scott River
Salmonid Habitat Acquistion on East Fork Scott River
Salt Creek Floodplain Restoration Planning
San Geronimo Conservation Easement and Flow Enhancement
San Gregorio Creek Enhancement at Blue House Farm
San Gregorio Creek Flow Enhancement, Marchi and Son Farm
San Gregorio Creek Stream Flow Enhancement, Klingman-Moty Farm
San Gregorio Creek, Marchi and Son Farm Forbearance Agreement
San Joaquin River - Grayson Property Acquisition Project
San Joaquin River - Grayson Property Project
San Lorenzo Watershed Conjunctive Use Plan
San Luis Obispo Creek Flow Enhancement
San Luis Obispo Creek Streamflow Enhancement and Protection Planning
San Ysidro Flow Enhancement and Water Conservation
Santa Clara River Riparian Improvement
Santa Rita Ranch Flow Enhancement, Acquisition
Santa Rita Ranch Flow Enhancement, Section 1707 Dedication
Santa Rosa Creek Flow Enhancement Pilot Project
Scott and Shasta Flow Enhancement Planning Project
Scott River Flow Enhancement and Fish Passage Planning
Scotts Creek Lagoon and Marsh Restoration Project
Sequoia National Forest Prioritized Meadow Restoration
Shasta River Fish Passage and Instream Habitat Enhancement
Sierra Meadow Hydrology Monitoring Project
Sonoma County Coastal Rainwater Catchment and Forbearance
Sonoma Creek Flow Enhancement Design
Sonoma Creek Streamflow Stewardship Program, Phase 1
Soquel Creek Stream Flow Stewardship Project
South Fork Lost River Flow Enhancement
Southern California Coastal Watersheds Arundo Eradication
Sproul Creek, South Fork Eel River, Flow Enhancement Planning
Squaw Creek Monitoring
Stream Flow Enhancement Plan for the Arroyo Seco
Studies Following Klamath Dam Removal
Studies to Support Coho in the Russian River Basin
Suisun Creek Watershed Instream Flow Enhancement Project
The Salinas River Arundo Eradication Project Phase III
The Thacher School Instream Flow Resiliency and Dormitory Conservation Project
Trapper Forest Health Restoration
Truckee River Flow Enhancement
Upper Lacey Meadows Restoration
Upper Long Bar Restoration Planning
USFS Hot Springs-Montecito Creek Section 1707 Project
Ventura Watershed Flow Enhancement and Water Resiliency Regional Framework
Ventura Watershed Instream Flow Enhancement and Framework Planning Phase 2
Water Management Plan for Utilization of Humboldt County Contract Water
Weaver Creek Watershed Flow Enhancement Project