Los Padres Dam Gravel Augmentation Program

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Summary

SCH Number
2018051022
Lead Agency
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
Document Title
Los Padres Dam Gravel Augmentation Program
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received

Document Description
The Los Padres Dam has been a known fish passage impediment for both upstream and downstream migrating South-Central California Coast steelhead as well as impacting the downstream habitat by blocking the natural sediment supply. S-CCC steelhead were listed as a threatened species under the ESA by the National Marine Fisheries Service in 1997. Most of the streams in the Carmel River watershed have been designated as critical habitat for S-CCC steelhead. Due to the presence of diversions and water supply facilities along the Carmel River by CA American Water, as a first step towards protecting S-CCC steelhead, NMFS strongly encouraged Cal-Am in 2013 to resolve the fish passage and other potential take issues at LPD. In January 2018, NMFS and Cal-Am signed a Memo of Agreement that included a requirement that Cal-Am carry out gravel augmentation at Los Padres Dam to improve steelhead spawning habitat downstream of the dam.

Contact Information
Larry Hampson
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
P.O. Box 85
Monterey, CA 93942-0085

831-658-5620

Location

Coordinates
39°19'18"N 121°24'1"W
Cities
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Counties
Monterey
Cross Streets
Nason Rd/Cachagua Rd
Total Acres
1
Parcel #
418-191-003
Waterways
Carmel River
Township
18S
Range
3E
Section
5
Base
MD

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (habitat enhancement)
Local Action
Grading Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 5 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
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