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Camp Pico Blanco Fish Ladder and Dam Retrofit

fishladderClient: Boy Scouts of America, Monterey Bay Area Council

The Boy Scouts of America own and operate an 800-acre property on the Little Sur River that is used as a summer camp. A flashboard dam was installed in the 1950s to create an impoundment for recreational and educational uses. The seasonal operation of this dam impeded juvenile and adult steelhead passage at the site

bafflesWaterways staff was retained to develop solutions to improve adult and juvenile fish passage, enhance habitat conditions and mitigate for past discontinuities in sediment transport past the facility. We worked with resource agencies in the design, manufacturing and installation a one-of-a-kind juvenile passage fish ladder specifically tailored to the site conditions. A comprehensive monitoring program was developed to operate the flashboards/fish ladder system and assess potential physical and biological impacts of the seasonal impoundment. This project has significantly improved fish passage on the Little Sur River, which is one of the more productive steelhead spawning streams on the Central Coast of California.

Project Menu

Central California Project Portfolio
Aptos Creek Watershed Assessment and Enhancement Plan
Arroyo Grande Creek Channel Flood Mitigation
Attiyeh Ranch Conservation Easement
Camp Pico Blanco Fish Ladder and Dam Retrofit
City of Santa Cruz Watershed Management Plan
Corralitos Creek Bank Stabilization
Eureka Canyon Bridge Replacement and Fish Passage Improvements @ Koinonia Conference Center
Geyer Quarry Restoration Plan
Gobernador Creek Bridge Replacement and Fish Passage Improvements - Widdoes Residence
Mitchell Creek Dam Removals & Fish Passage Improvements
Morro Fish Review
Pajaro River Care Project
Pismo Creek Fish Passage Project
Potrero Hills Wetland Mitigation
Quail Hollow Bridge Replacement and Channel Restoration
Rodriguez Fish Passage Project
Salmonid Enhancment Plan for the San Lorenzo River
San Lorenzo River Monitoring
Sycamore Creek Bank Stabilization
Tally Ho Channel Assessment
Valencia Creek Fish Ladder
Watsonville Sloughs Landfill Site Restoration near Ramsay Park
Watsonville Sloughs Manabe Property Wetland Restoration
Watsonville Trails Master Plan
Zayante Area Sediment Source Reduction Plan
Northern Cal-Nevada Project Portfolio
Big Meadow Creek Watershed Assessment
Blackwood Creek Stream Restoration
Cold Creek/ High Meadow Ecosystem Restoration
Coldstream Floodplain Enhancement Project
Edgewood Creek Watershed Assessment, Enhancement Plan, & Restoration
Hope Valley Meadow Restoration
Independence Lake Log Cribwall and Fish Barrier Design
Kunzler Ranch Gravel Extraction
Perazzo Meadows Geomorphic Assessment
Russian River Projects
Sonoma County Fish Passage Projects
St. Helena Comprehensive Flood Protection Plan
Trout Creek Restoration
Upper Carson River Watershed Assessment
Pacific Northwest Project Portfolio
Batwater Station Feasibility Study
Clackamas County Water Environment Services Action Planning & Geomorphic Monitoring
Dairy Creek- Sturgeon Lake Restoration
Fox Creek Restoration Plan
Gales Creek Restoration Planning
Gooseneck Creek Restoration
Half Mile Lane Mitigation Bank
Jackson Creek Restoration Plan
Murtaugh Creek Fish Passage
Salmon and Cox Creek Fish Barrier Improvement Project
Scappoose Bay Restoration Plan
South Fork Necanicum Fish Passage Improvement Project