Fish Passage Improvements at Cross Creek Ranch

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board (COMB)
Document Title
Fish Passage Improvements at Cross Creek Ranch
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination

Document Description
The Applicant proposes to alter the streambed to modify an existing low flow crossing with a series of 5 rock weirs, extending downstairs for a linear distance of 250 feet. The weirs will be in approximately 40 to 50 foot intervals, U-shaped, a minimum of 3 feet across at the top, a maximum of 12 feet at the base, with no more than a 1-foot jump height and will be keyed into the back with 2 to 3 ton rock. Most of the rock keys will be vegetated. Bank restoration will include the removal of the pipe and wire revetment and the gabion baskets. The bank will be terraced and graded as much as the property owner allows. A toe trench will be dug about 4 feet deep, and 2 to 3 ton rock will be placed into the trench. Three boulder rootwad structures will be installed along the upper reach and anchored to the boulders with 5/8 inch galvanized cable and Hilti adhesive. Coir erosion control fabric will be used on the upper portion of the bank above the terrace. About 600 native plants will be planted and native seeds will be spread on the terrace, bank, and on the top of the bank. Willows will be planted in the trench with the anchor boulders and rootwads. A concrete curb on the apron will be constructed to help centralize low flows across the apron and deepen the water on the crossing. A new drainage swale that collects water from a Highway 1 culvert will direct runoff into the creek, there will be some grading to the existing road that crosses low flow crossing. This project is in cooperation with the Santa Ynez River Technical Advisory Committee, and supported by the Departments fishery grants program.

Contact Information
Natasha Lohmus
California Department of Fish and Game
Lead/Public Agency
South Coast Region 4949 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (805) 684-6281


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Highway 1
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
El Jaro Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Cachuma Conservation Release Board 3301 Laurel Canyon Rad Santa Barbara, CA 93105


(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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