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Project: El Capitan Creek Fish Passage Restoration Implementation

Description: This Project is necessary to remove a barrier to Southern California steelhead migration in a watershed designated as Core 3 for steelhead restoration in National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Southern California Steelhead Recovery Plan. One culvert on El Capitan Creek will be removed and will be replaced with a bridge, providing access to a safer stream crossing while increasing flow and debris conveyance within the El Capitan State Beach Campground. Removal of this barrier will provide steelhead access to an additional 4.3 miles of high quality habitat within this watershed.

Reference Number: 3600BP1896057

Implemented By: California State Parks

Objective: Specific objectives of this Project are to: 1. Remove culvert at the project site and replace it with a vehicular bridge. 2. Regrade the stream channel and revegetate riparian areas within project site. 3. Develop a final monitoring plan for the project to monitor for at least five years beyond project construction.

Type: Infrastructure Improvement

Total Cost: $1,179,473.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 3/15/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration4/18/2019$1,179,473.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Infrastructure ImprovementFish Passage/Screens  
Infrastructure ImprovementNew Transportation Facility Construction  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Increase Flood ProtectionAction Description


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