Salsipuedes Creek Fish Passage Enhancement

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board (COMB)
Document Title
Salsipuedes Creek Fish Passage Enhancement
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use

Document Description
A steelhead/rainbow trout migration passage impediment exists at the California State Highway 1 Bridge crossing over Salsipuedes Creek near the City of Lompoc in the Santa Barbara County. The impediment is a casacade structure at the base of a concrete rock apron that extends approximately 40 ft. downstream of the bridge and spans the entire width of the creek channel. Steelhead/rainbow trout attempting to negotiate the obstacle during low flow conditions can become serioiusly injured or killed when they jump from the pool and land on the concrete boulder surface above. The project will modify the structure to create a migration path for fish during low flow periods, by strategically placing river rock to create a small pool midway up the cascade, and to build up the crest of the structure to redirect low volume flows towards the small pool. River rock will be secured to the existing structure using rebar and concrete. These minor modifications will not compromise the integrity of the bridge footings.

Contact Information
Kate Rees
Cachuma Conservation Release Board
Lead/Public Agency
3301 Laurel Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Phone : (805) 569-1391


Lompoc Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Route 246
Total Acres

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Cachuma Conservation Release Board
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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