Capistrano Bridge Fish Passage;

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Pacifica
Document Title
Capistrano Bridge Fish Passage;
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Open Space

Document Description
The City of Pacifica (City) is located along the Pacific Coast in northwest San Mateo County, three miles south of the City of San Francisco. The City is situated among three isolated valleys and open hillsides, as well as beaches and rocky bluffs. It is surrounded on three sides by the Santa Cruz Mountains and by the Pacific Ocean on the west. San Pedro Creek is a perennial (year-round) steelhead stream in the southern portion of the City, with a 7.99 square mile watershed. San Pedro Creek is considered by many to be unique biological resource in the greater San Francisco Bay region (Titus et al. 1997), because it is one of only four Central California Coastal streams that still support a viable anadromous fishery. San Pedro Creek is, in fact, the only stream with a steelhead population along a 25-mile reach of coast between the Golden Gate Bridge and the City of Half Moon to the south (LCLA 2002). The fishery still exists within the watershed in large part because the cool springs in the headwaters of San Pedro Creek are protected within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The project site is located along San Pedro Creek, in the middle Linda Mar residential district of the City (37° 34.030' N latitude and 122° 29.030' W longitude). The creek has a narrow riparian corridor in the area of the Capistrano Bridge as the back yards of houses line the creek on both sides both above and below the bridge. This project is sponsored jointly by the City of Pacifica and is funded by multiple state agencies. The primary objectives of the project are to: (1) Repair the Capistrano Avenue fish ladder at San Pedro Creek, thereby restoring the integrity and stability of the structure, (2) Provide a permanent solution to allow for the passage of the federally protected steelhead throughout this reach of San Pedro Creek, and (3) Restore the stream/wetland ecosystem functions to San Pedro Creek in and adjacent to the Capistrano Avenue Bridge crossing of San Pedro Creek.

Contact Information
Scott Holmes
City of Pacifica
Lead/Public Agency
170 Santa Maria Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044

Phone : (650) 738-4662


San Mateo
Cross Streets
Capistrano Avenue
San Pedro Creek
Other Location Info
San Pedro Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Pacifica
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
City of Pacifica Department of Public Works 170 Santa Maria Avenue Pacifica, CA 94044


(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

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