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Circle G Ranch Fish Passage Improvement

Client: South Coast Habitat Restoration

Waterways provided design and construction support services to South Coast Habitat Restoration to improve fish passage conditions and vehicular access at a private bridge that crosses Carpinteria Creek. The project site had a concrete-lined channel with drop structures that impeded the upstream migration of salmonids and an undersized bridge that could be overtopped during flood events. Site improvements included removing the concrete-lined channel, recontouring the banks, and revegetating the riparian area. The redesigned channel will provide hydraulic conditions conducive to fish passage. Waterways designed a 55’-span vehicular bridge to replace the undersized bridge. The new bridge can convey floods greater than the 100-year storm event. The construction phase of the project was funded by the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

CircleG from GregorPhoto Credit: Pre-Construction (Left), Waterways Consulting, Inc. Post-Construction (Right), Moe Gomez of South Coast Habitat Restoration