CALIFORNIA

FISH PASSAGE

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

About Us

The Fish Passage Advisory Committee (FishPAC) is a joint effort between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and other interested advocates of fish passage efforts.

 

The purpose of the FishPACs is to cooperatively share science and data related to known fish barriers, and develop methods to prioritize locations for assessments and biological priorities for remediating. The FishPACs track the status of active and funded fish passage barriers until they are remediated, track post-construction fish passage effectiveness, identify and prioritize barriers to fish passage, and support the implementation of meaningful, long-term solutions for fish passage projects within each FishPAC geographic area. FishPACs recommend technical solutions, explore options for accelerated delivery of projects, and identify potential funding mechanisms for both new barrier removal projects and the long-term maintenance of existing fish passage facilities. Stream simulation designs and full-span fish solutions consider and incorporate benefits for both terrestrial and wildlife species and can also help to address stormwater issues.

The FishPACs help to advance the desired outcomes of SB857, which acknowledge the existence of fish passage barriers associated with the State Highway System, promote collaborative interjurisdictional solutions, and ensure that barriers are assessed and documented prior to project design.

Remediating fish passage barriers is key to enhancing connectivity in California's watersheds. Providing access to upstream habitats will help ensure fish populations can respond and adapt to climate change stressors, such as drought, wildfire, sea level rise, changes in stream flow, and water temperature. The network of 180 fish passage experts, advocates, and partners throughout the range of salmon and steelhead are working collaboratively to address legacy transportation barriers with long-term solutions that facilitate fish passage and climate resilience.

Annual Report to the Legislature
FireShot Capture 065 - 2018 Fish Passage

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PRIORITY, ACTIVE, AND COMPLETED FISH PASSAGE LOCATIONS

CDFW Region 6, Caltrans Districts 8 & 9 – no anadromy.

FishPAC’s are comprised of other fish passage partners from agencies & non-profits such as: US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, California Conservation Corps, Coastal Conservancy, Tribal Fisheries Experts, Trout Unlimited, California Trout, 5-Counties, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, and others.

Fish Passage Status and the State Highway System (April 2018)

2017 State of the Salmonids (Caltrout)

Prior Year Annual Reports to the Legislature: 2018 | 20172016

FishPAC Contributing Partners
Del Norte County Route 197, Mile Post 2.9, PAD ID#712952

Del Norte County Route 197, Mile Post 2.9, PAD ID#712952

A culvert with a failing 4.5-foot corrugated metal pipe was replaced with a 10-foot diameter pipe that was embedded to allow for clean river run cobbles to be placed in the culvert.

Mendocino County, Route 1, PM 92.83, PAD ID# 706958

Mendocino County, Route 1, PM 92.83, PAD ID# 706958

Construction of Dunn Creek Bridge. Removal of the culvert occurred after bridge construction. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 2.13 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened), Northern CA Steelhead (Threatened), CA Coastal Chinook (Threatened)

Mendocino County, Route 1, PM 92.83, PAD ID# 706958

Mendocino County, Route 1, PM 92.83, PAD ID# 706958

Construction of Dunn Creek Bridge. Removal of the culvert occurred after bridge construction. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 2.13 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened), Northern CA Steelhead (Threatened), CA Coastal Chinook (Threatened)

Rittmer reinforced concrete arch

Rittmer reinforced concrete arch

Caltrans replaced a 62’ x 7’ x 5’ double corrugated steel arch pipe culver with a bottomless 60’ long x 18’ wide x 8 ‘ pre-cast reinforced concrete arch. The installation of the arch culvert opened access to approximately 1 mile of suitable habitat for fish and other aquatic life. During the fish relocation for the project, biologists found steelhead, Coastal cutthroat trout, Pacific lamprey, prickly sculpin, and coastal giant salamanders.

Santa Barbara County, Route 101, PM 2.2, PAD ID# 707182

Santa Barbara County, Route 101, PM 2.2, PAD ID# 707182

Carpinteria Creek - Post-construction upstream looking downstream towards bridge. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 12.22 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern California Steelhead (Endangered).

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.25, PAD ID# 707085

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.25, PAD ID# 707085

South Fork Ryan Creek. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 2.52 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Northern CA Steelhead (Threatened), Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened), and CA Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.25, PAD ID# 707085

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.25, PAD ID# 707085

South Fork Ryan Creek inlet. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 2.52 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Northern CA Steelhead (Threatened), Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened), and CA Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.25, PAD ID# 707085

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.25, PAD ID# 707085

South Fork Ryan Creek inlet. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 2.52 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Northern CA Steelhead (Threatened), Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened), and CA Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.36, PAD# 707086

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.36, PAD# 707086

North Fork Ryan Creek inlet. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 1.46 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Northern CA Steelhead (Threatened), Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened), and CA Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.36, PAD# 707086

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.36, PAD# 707086

North Fork Ryan Creek outlet. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 1.46 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Northern CA Steelhead (Threatened), Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened), and CA Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.36, PAD# 707086

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 52.36, PAD# 707086

North Fork Ryan Creek outlet. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 1.46 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Northern CA Steelhead (Threatened), Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened), and CA Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Contra Costa County, Route 80, PM 8.4, PAD ID# 723716)

Contra Costa County, Route 80, PM 8.4, PAD ID# 723716)

Pinole Creek crossing under Interstate 80. Remediation of this barrier provided anadromous fish with access to 28.23 miles of habitat.

Contra Costa County, Route 80, PM 8.4, PAD ID# 723716

Contra Costa County, Route 80, PM 8.4, PAD ID# 723716

Pinole Creek crossing under Interstate 80. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 28.23 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Central Coast Coho (Endangered), Central Coast Steelhead (Threatened)

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 481.4, PAD ID# 705136

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 481.4, PAD ID# 705136

Upp Creek Bridge. Remediation of this barrier provided 2.98 miles of habitat to anadromous fish - Northern CA Steelhead (Threatened), Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened), and CA Coastal Chinook (Threatened)

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Fort Goff Bridge. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 3.98 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened).

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Fort Goff Bridge. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 3.98 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened).

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Marker at Fort Goff Fish Passage Restoration Site. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 3.98 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened).

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Fort Goff Bridge. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 3.98 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened).

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Coho in Fort Goff Creek

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 81.46, PAD ID# 706986

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 81.46, PAD ID# 706986

Rattlesnake Creek. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 13.06 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened), Northern CA Steelhead (Threatened), CA Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Del Norte County, Route 197, PM 2.12, PAD ID# 720982

Del Norte County, Route 197, PM 2.12, PAD ID# 720982

Peacock Creek. Metal arch culvert over a vortex weir fishway at Peacock Creek, Smith River Basin. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 1.68 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened).

Del Norte County, Route 197, PM 5, PAD ID# 707143

Del Norte County, Route 197, PM 5, PAD ID# 707143

Sultan Creek Bridge near Crescent City. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 1.33 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened).

Juvenile coho and steelhead.

Juvenile coho and steelhead.

Photo credit: Justin Garwood, CDFW.

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 89.24, PAD ID# 706954

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 89.24, PAD ID# 706954

Cedar Creek. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 11.91 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho (Threatened), Northern California Steelhead (Threatened), California Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 56, PAD ID# 707168

Cedar Creek. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 11.91 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho (Threatened), Northern California Steelhead (Threatened), California Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 89.24, PAD ID# 706954

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 89.24, PAD ID# 706954

Cedar Creek fishway. Some of the weirs were rounded to provided for lamprey passage. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 11.91 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho (Threatened), Northern California Steelhead (Threatened), California Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 89.24, PAD ID# 706954

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 89.24, PAD ID# 706954

Cedar Creek. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 11.91 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho (Threatened), Northern California Steelhead (Threatened), California Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 89.24, PAD ID# 706954

Mendocino County, Route 101, PM 89.24, PAD ID# 706954

Cedar Creek. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 11.91 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho (Threatened), Northern California Steelhead (Threatened), California Coastal Chinook (Threatened). This photo shows the water diversion during construction.

Tehama County, Route 5, PM 28.1, PAD ID# 737007

Tehama County, Route 5, PM 28.1, PAD ID# 737007

South Fork Dibble Creek. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 94.3 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Central Valley Steelhead (Threatened), Central Valley Spring-run Chinook (Threatened), Sacramento River Winter-run Chinook (Endangered), Sacramento River Winter-run Chinook (Endangered).

Tehama County, Route 5, PM 28.1, PAD ID# 737007

Tehama County, Route 5, PM 28.1, PAD ID# 737007

South Fork Dibble Creek. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 94.3 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Central Valley Steelhead (Threatened), Central Valley Spring-run Chinook (Threatened), Sacramento River Winter-run Chinook (Endangered), Sacramento River Winter-run Chinook (Endangered).

Humboldt County, Route 101, PM 40.12, PAD ID# 722460

Humboldt County, Route 101, PM 40.12, PAD ID# 722460

Chadd Creek weir. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 1.81 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened), Northern CA Steelhead (Threatened), CA Coastal Chinook (Threatened).

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 65.4, PAD ID# 707147

Siskiyou County, Route 96, PM 65.4, PAD ID# 707147

O'Neil Creek Bridge. Remediation of this barrier provided access to 0.89 miles of habitat for anadromous fish - Southern OR/Northern CA Coast Coho (Threatened).

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